I was a victim of this scam!

I was a victim of the Google Treasure Chest Scam. I can tell you from experience that they are unscrupulous con artists and my advice is "Stay Away from them". Do be very wary of any offers that toot the "Google" name as part of their offer as they are not connected with the "Google" search engine.
Please read about my experience with "Google Treasure Chest" so you will be better informed about how these scams work.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Google Corp finally speaks out

Google has finally spoken out about this scam, although it seems to me like they waited until after FTC took steps to shut GTC down to do so. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-steer-clear-of-money-scams.html
My questions for Google. Why has it taken you so long to speak out when so many consumers were questioning and reporting the use of your good name in this scam? How much filthy lucre did you rake in fostering the ads for Google Treasure Chest before FTC stepped in to stop this nonsense? With all the resources that Google Corp has at hand, it looks like more could have been done a lot sooner to help warn consumers to avoid getting entangled in the scam. My opinion is that your advice is a little late to benefit a lot of consumers because you dragged your feet speaking out. "Just my opinion".