The human race owes their survival to their ability to adapt to whatever their environment throws at them, our earliest ancestors learned to build fires and lived in caves to counteract cold and protect themselves from feral beasts; as time passed, they learned to cultivate crops and raise animals to meet their needs.
Now that we are in this modern age and we have moved from the forests into the urban jungle, it doesn’t mean that the adaptation stops there, as human beings, we continue to adapt to the changes in our environment whether we like it or not. One example of such adaptation in this technological age is how gadgets turned from items of luxury, into a necessity.
For most people, it is almost impossible to imagine going through their daily lives without their mobile phones and personal computers or laptops, even most professionals today use gadgets to aid them in doing their jobs, more so for people in the corporate field, whose gadgets prove invaluable because their jobs largely depend on their ability to organize their schedules and appointments.
The most in-demand gadgets out in the market today are mobile phones and handheld or tablet computers, these powerful and high-tech devices pack hundreds of useful functions and applications in their very handy frames, which makes it easier for people to carry them around wherever they please. One drawback of these gadgets is the fact that as the technology in them advances, so do their prices, some gadgets’ prices are so high that most people simply cannot afford them. That is why people look for possible answers to their dilemma, and this is where the websites that offer free gadgets to members come in.
These websites offering free gadgets claim that they are involved in a system of advertising through networking where you could supposedly get hundreds of dollars’ worth of free gadgets just by filling up forms and recruiting friends. You just have to register on their sites, leave your personal information, and meet a few requirements by accepting certain offers.
The first thing that would come to most people’s minds when visiting these websites would be that it is too good to be true, and unfortunately, that is usually the case when it comes to these free gadgets sites. Although there are real and legitimate promo sites that offer free gadgets from time to time, there are more scammer sites that disappear once they have taken what they want from their site visitors. The people who operate these sites use their website to lure unsuspecting and inexperienced people who were attracted by the “free” offers but in the end, instead of getting something for free, they usually end up paying the price for their naivety.
They key to distinguishing between legitimate and scammer sites is not to be blinded by the “shock and awe” tactics of most scheming webmasters where they show you rows upon rows of the latest and most expensive gadgets known to man with the words like “free” and “easy” in colorful and bold prints, you should learn to peel back the skin of these websites and read the fine print to fully understand what they are asking in return for these so called “free gadgets”. Some websites will ask you to complete offers that involves creating an account on a gambling site where you will have to place a series of small bets on stuff like races and online casinos, keep in mind that betting does not guarantee that you will get free gadgets, so in effect, you are already spending money on something that was supposed to be free in the first place, this kind of scheme should already make you think twice about the offers and real intentions of the website you have entered.
Other websites offering these gadgets will ask you to complete surveys, watch ads, and recruit other people by posting your recruiting link on a social networking site like facebook, these offers are more feasible and closer to reality but it will usually take hundreds of hours of answering surveys and recruiting people with no real guarantee of the freebies that they will provide once you achieve all the requirements.
Another known tactic of scammer sites is offering a free trial of an add-on or supplementary credit card or some sort of scheme where they will ask you to fill in your credit card’s serial number on an online form, if that is not enough of a warning for you, just consider the huge amount spyware programs out there that your computer anti-virus program protects you from. The reason why spyware programs are so dangerous is because they can copy personal and banking information from your computer’s memory and send the data to a receiver PC where they can be used to hack into your online bank account and siphon out your hard earned money, this is exactly the same case with some scammer sites, the only difference is you are unknowingly handing over your account details to the online thieves.
It’s not that websites that give away free gadgets do not exist, because they do, you just have to know how to spot the safe and legitimate ones. An example of scam free websites would be the large and reputable online stores that offer “deals of the day” on their products, the products might not be free but if you catch the deal at the right time, the amount slashed off the original price would make you think the it’s as good as free.
Popular holidays like Christmas and black Friday also signal huge discounts on electronics with real free gadgets in promotions like “buy one take one”, you just have to be patient and vigilant in watching the prices of the items that tickle your fancy and buy them the second that they go on sale because you can be sure that if the thing is something that is hot on the market at that time, it will be sold out in no time. There are truly good deals out there, you just have to know where to look and how to access them.