Everybody needs money. Most people are concerned with building wealth, but it seems that everybody wants YOUR money. Many people have answered ads to earn money online or through various other methods. Once you send for information, you get on someone’s list and are likely to be bombarded with emails daily espousing one program or another.

There must be some actual money makers out there that work for people, and some people have become super rich using them. However, there are also numerous scams where people are trying to “steal” your money. Some may even think they are doing something legitimate, but they are most generally basically trying to line their own pockets.

This is an actual email received recently.

Hi there. Do you want to earn $5,000 in the next 30 minutes? Seriously, you read that correct. How about 15k within a single day? Congratulations! You have been selected to access THIS privately.

Then there was a link which was supposedly to provide immediate deposits upon activation. Who wouldn’t want to earn $5,000 in the next 30 minutes for doing virtually nothing? It claims that you can easily earn $15k or even $20k within the next five days. Does this sound too good to be true? Of course, it does. Most certainly, this is likely to be a scam trying to get people’s money. Usually these programs will definitely not work, and they are just a way for people to try and get your money.

Another email which is likely a scam is below:

At midnight yesterday the doors were closed on what could be the biggest profit opportunity ever offered to our readers… But you are lucky – because those who missed out are forcing us to reopen it one more time. Fair warning, though… if you miss THIS chance to potentially double your money every day (or more), it’s not our fault—it’s yours. Check this out and join NOW.

Here is another suspicious email:

Just one more step left and you can collect your commissions deposit of $15,000.00. Approve your deposit HERE. Once you have approved it, the transfer will take 2-3 days to hit your personal account…

Oh, if only it were true and you could believe what you read. You need to do research before you send any money to those people who are asking you to try this deal or that. There are so many dishonest people thinking only of themselves.

During World War II, the Japanese American people who were living on the West Coast of the continental United States were forced from their homes and incarcerated in camps in desolate areas of the country. They lost their livelihood, and most lost their savings. They were in a desperate state of affairs. They learned the value of money and the hardship of not having a way to earn money. Many people suffered. Yet they may have learned from the experience that money is not easy to come by and that it often takes hard work to earn it.

People who have suffered financial hardship such as the Japanese Americans did are usually more careful in parting with their money. They should be more concerned with scams and being cheated out of their money.

There are many people in the world who have had financial struggles and are looking for a way to earn extra money. Although some may be anxious to find a “get rich quick” scheme, most just want an honest way of making some money. Finding a legitimate opportunity besides a regular job is not as easy as some would have you believe.

It takes hard work and dedication to find something that works. Not falling for scams and unworkable schemes may be a challenge. Study out the situation and try to find the opinions of others about it before parting with your hard earned money. Don’t believe everything you hear or read. Do your due diligence to make sure that you do not lose money unnecessarily. Don’t fall for dishonest deals or scams.