I have been burned by a simple "internet marketing" scam that is very frustrating and irritating.
Here's how it works:
You click on a link to a sales page that has the most amazing list of DVDs to teach you how to make $100,000 a month selling stuff on the internet.
Just so you won't perceive this sales pitch as a ripoff, you will be given this package of stuff FREE!
But… you must pay for shipping with a credit card, which is a small charge. In the fine print in the agreement, it will state that you will be subscribed to a monthly newsletter for $29.95 a month (or more).
So you receive the newsletter (some of them are well written) and see a charge on your credit card.
With some of these "marketers", you will find it very difficult to cancel the subscription. Note: The more hype you see in the sales page, the more likely it is to be a scam.
The honest marketers are hoping you will like the newsletter and continue to subscribe. The others are con artists who hope you won't notice the credit card debits. They will avoid providing a way to the subscription to be cancelled. And they will teach you how to get rich doing the same scam, using content from their newsletter!
I hope you don't fall for this scam. Free lunches aren't free.