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[Scam Alert] Earn2Life

Steve Ellsmere
Registered User
Join date: 9 Mar 2009
Posts: 28
04-09-2009 09:50
Hello all:

I've been in SL just over a month and I've recently had an experience that left an extremely bad taste in my mouth and I thought I'd share with everyone so they wouldn't make my mistake.

I was like most looking for a way to make some extra linden and I thought I'd give the earn2life system a shot (doing web offers and getting paid for them) I thought I give this fellow some referrals he shoots me some linden for helping out win/win right? WRONG!

As a precaution you need to fill out some address info that's kept strictly between you and E2L (or it'd better be) so I fill in my info and get back a message saying that my address isn't real (well feck me, the house I'm living at now doesn't exist, go figure).

So I contact the (so called) support a little upset and explain that I live in a small fishing outport in Newfoundland Canada (any Newfies in the house?) and we don't have street addresses. The rep whom I was speaking to didn't seem to care and even after an AR recently files to LL didn't seem to bother her or E2L in the slightest.

I racked up nearly $1,000l that they owe me and now I can't get it because my account is suspended. I sent a scan of a letter sent to me by the Canadian Government with the exact same address I gave E2L and have yet to receive a reply.

Funny thing is that the address I used with E2L is the same address I used on my SL profile, which is the same address that's on my paypal account that's attached to my SL profile which is the same address that's on my credit card which is attached to my paypal account which is attached to my SL profile.

So yeah E2L has lost.

I really wish that Linden Labs 18+ rule applied mentally as well as chronologically, then there wouldn't be near as many problems :S

tl;dr version

Earn2Life is a SCAM! Stay away!
Scott Savira
Not Scott Saliva
Join date: 10 Aug 2008
Posts: 357
04-09-2009 09:53
I don't think conning people is a sign of immaturity... although it's definitely not a very nice thing to do.
Jon Noble
Registered User
Join date: 16 Nov 2006
Posts: 8
04-09-2009 10:35
Most often the "get rich quick" deals are usually scams.
Milla Alexandre
Milla Alexandre
Join date: 22 Jan 2007
Posts: 1,759
04-09-2009 11:03
I would be skeptical of ANYTHING that claims to be affiliated with Second Life that is an entirely seperate web address. And further more, being an earn money quick gig.....absolutely no way no how.......

Earning money in SL is certainly possible....but there's no real get rich quick tricks. You have to stay with-in the confines of SL itself....and be aware that scammers PREY on new comers because they know dam well the money making appeal in SL is hard to resist. Get your info off that site......and don't pursue it any further. You're better off plunking your avatar at a camping area and letting time and patience do their thing. Better yet, hone a skill....building, scripting...textures....whatever....and sell your wares in the community. That's the only satisfying way to earn L's......It's the same as the real world.....hard work and time well spent will reward you.....but anything that claims to be a money making 'short cut' is pretty much crap. ;)

Sorry you had to go through this......but just consider it a lesson learned and don't stress it. Chances are their scamming will catch up to them. LL wont get involved in personal disputes though.....not unless you file an AR and can prove someone has violated the TOS. (even then it's a slow painful process waiting for LL to deal with it) So....just shake it off and be happy you didn't LOSE money.
Infiniview Merit
The 100 Trillionth Cell
Join date: 27 Apr 2006
Posts: 845
04-09-2009 11:51
People "out there" on the internet are always phishing for individuals personal info.
And SL is also part of the internet. People should guard their personal info as if their future
depends on it, because it does. Only give out your personal info to the most respected
companies or institutions that you have already researched and know the outcome of.

Now you get to wonder which new junk mailings your receiving are from this interaction.
Bree Giffen
♥♣♦♠ Furrtune Hunter ♠♦♣♥
Join date: 22 Jun 2006
Posts: 2,715
04-09-2009 13:08
Try Amazon's www.mturk.com
Rene Erlanger
Scuderia Shapes & Skins G
Join date: 28 Sep 2006
Posts: 2,008
04-09-2009 13:40
From: Steve Ellsmere


Earn2Life is a SCAM! Stay away!


Yep stay well clear of Earn2life organistion, real con merhcants. I tried to use their site for advertising purposes where you have had to purchase points via their inworld ATM's to move up the advertising listings by category....i see they have now totally dropped that gimmick. Totally a scam company avoid like the plague!
Steve Ellsmere
Registered User
Join date: 9 Mar 2009
Posts: 28
04-09-2009 14:21
From: Infiniview Merit
People "out there" on the internet are always phishing for individuals personal info.
And SL is also part of the internet. People should guard their personal info as if their future
depends on it, because it does. Only give out your personal info to the most respected
companies or institutions that you have already researched and know the outcome of.

Now you get to wonder which new junk mailings your receiving are from this interaction.



HA! I see that now, and junk mail isn't so bad, our house is heated via a wood stove and junk mail is great for lighting the fire with ;)
Soen Eber
Registered User
Join date: 3 Aug 2006
Posts: 428
04-09-2009 16:50
All you're doing when you join stuff like that is you get put on a sucker list that is bought an sold by other scammers.

Time for you to do some homework, I guess, so you can deal with what's likely going to be coming your way.
Axle Bookmite
Registered User
Join date: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 25
04-09-2009 18:05
Of course tell everyone about the scam, including the Newbies.

I was in it and i was scammed too.