There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute…

7 Dec

…And this guy (or group thereof) is here to make sure that fools and their money are soon parted.  Check out this ad on the right side of the page “Wikileaks Targets Hedge Fund:”

This looks like a legitimate advertisement on the right, no?

So, where does that link lead, where we learn more about this top hedge fund trader who was so scared about his secret strategy being “leaked” by the likes of albino-crusader Julian Assange that he decided to give it away?  Check it:

If I were a successful hf manager, this is how I'd screen potential LP's...

Listen kids.  Think about this: If you were a successful trader/”hedge fund manager,” why would you be concerned that Wikileaks was going to expose your strategy?  WL’s motive at this point has been to expose fraud, illegal activity masked by “the establishment,” etc.  This ad is meant to just use current events to try to get your attention, but please, ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN BEFORE CLICKING-THROUGH!

I could write probably 20 posts/week just based off scam-tastic ads I encounter whilst doing my normal reading, but I think this one is a great example of some of the tactics scamsters and other unscrupulous “entrepreneurs” use to lure-in ignorant/gullible/greedy/easily impressed victims looking for an easy sure-thing return.

I will repeat this until my last breath, and you should too: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Forget that lesson at your own peril.

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