Recently I Received A Very Rude Surprise.
I was reading a pamphlet that came in the mail for a supplement that was supposed to help increase your longevity. It was very well written and it seemed quite plausible. I dialled the 1-800 mumber and and ordered their product. At the same time I was offered an opportunity to receive free gas for ordering their product, so I agreed. For doing this I was offered a chance to receive coupons for discounts on groceries and other brand name products. Once again I accepted their offer.
Fast forward two weeks. My supplements arrived in due course a few days late which was fine with me. So far so good. A few days later I logged into my WA account and I was astounded by what I found.
All of my pages promoting Wealthy Affiliate where peppered with links advertising products that had absolutely nothing to do with Wealthy Affiliate at all. Just a word to the wise be very careful about accepting freebies that come as an incentive for ordering other products. They just may be loaded with extras that you really do not need or want in your life.
How Did This Happen?
Apparently when I left them with my e-mail address they somehow got access to my Google Chrome and they added their extension to it. Once they had access they went their merry way inserting their own links wherever they wanted them. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what went wrong. When I finally clued in I went into Google Chrome and removed all of my extensions. Problem solved but it was a very frustrating time for me. I do hope that this blog helps you to become aware of the scams that are floating around out there.
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