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[updated – CARDILLY is FRAUD and NOT a legitimate business – Gift Cards NOT Received, Cardilly Security Certificate has been REVOKED.


DO NOT USE Cardilly.   GeoTrust has revoked their certificate.    Cardilly is a scam. These clowns went under the name of “SG Marketing” operating via a bank probably in Etobicoke, Canada.     Note that there appear to be … Continue reading

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Social Word of Mouth Marketing


As social networking explodes on the scene I’m wondering about legitimate vs questionable marketing tactics that involve one’s social network.   Here at the JoeDuck blog I’ve avoided advertising (though I have taken a few liberties with posts that help rank … Continue reading

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Beijing Tea Scam: Beware Many Tea Houses near Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square


Beijing Tea Scam: Avoid the Si Zhu Xiang Tea House near Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Update:  Generally, if you are approached by a good English speaker there is a *very good chance* he or she … Continue reading

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