logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
wabbithung, RugGirl, MichaellWaugh, Sandra Figg, Lienkie
58105 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,105 Registered Members
417 Forums
117,353 Topics
834,926 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 394
Nancy Roussy 325
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 186
Mona - Astronomy 96
freekundli 45
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 34
Deanna - New Age 29
Angie 26
Angela - Drama Movies 12
Korie - California/Yoga Editor 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#794190 - 11/26/12 07:03 AM Paying to Win
Trish-D Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 958
Loc: Michigan, US
Here's one of the newest articles up at the site: Paying to Win
I bet many of us have known people who've fallen for these or didn't read the fine print.
_________________________
Trish Deneen
PatriciaJoy.com

Top
#795053 - 12/03/12 07:35 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
"Rosie" Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 65890
Loc: Massachusetts
I have won and still winning sweeps
won laptops , I phones, Every thing from a to z
never paid any thing even won a $1,000 gift card
one thing i did pass up on was a gold & diamond necklace because i couldn't afford the taxes
And if i have to pay for a sweeps to enter, I do not enter it
also i don't in any way recognize sweeps i never entered if you didn't enter it you surly didn't win it
_________________________
Rosie L

Top
#795090 - 12/03/12 08:43 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
Trish-D Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 958
Loc: Michigan, US
Hi Rosie,

Not recognizing sweeps you never entered is an excellent point to bring up. Thank you for mentioning it. I'll be posting an article soon on the topic of email sweeps and lottery scams which I think is along the same lines. If people enter a lot of sweepstakes per month, it's also good to keep a record to help them remember.
_________________________
Trish Deneen
PatriciaJoy.com

Top
#795105 - 12/03/12 09:38 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
Dianne W - Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf

Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 5310
Loc: Virginia
Great article Trish.

I haven't been in the forums in awhile, but funny that I did just now. I was checking my emails and one of the emails I received was from Southern Living Magazine running a contest where the prize is a 10K house makeover of some sort. On a lark, I started reading the rules and they said the winner would be notified of the win via email or phone call. At that time, the winner would need to supply their social security number for tax purposes. While this makes sense, given all the email scams, I didn't enter because I knew I would have a problem complying if I received an email with an attachment requesting my SS#.
_________________________
Dianne Walker

Action Movie Editor, Launch Manager
Action Movies Site

How do I relax? I run!
Grandma to Half Marathon

Top

Moderator:  Trish-D 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra
by Susan - Meditation Editor
California
11:28 PM
Winter is Coming... Are you ready?
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Women's Fashion
11:06 PM
Socks and Sandals
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Women's Fashion
10:53 PM
What's in your closet?
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Women's Fashion
10:40 PM
Astro Photographer of the Year 2016 *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
08:35 PM
Yay for Fall!
by LaTeisha - Women's Fashion Editor
Women's Fashion
05:24 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 52 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.