I’m not going to give it a backlink but the site is on the title of this blog post for anyone who wants to check it out. THIS IS A WARNING though, so please be cautious. I understand that there are many superstitious people out there who believe in wishes. Heck, I wish on a falling star whenever I see one zooming by.
Anyway, a friend of mine has recently been having consecutive bad days so I’ve been doing my best to console her. As an internet enthusiast, my friends tend to ask me internet-related questions because they feel I might be able to give them a knowledge-based answers. So one day this particular friend asked me how to verify her Paypal so she could send $8 to a wish site. This is how I got to know about this wish website.
Not surprisingly, this site also ranks #1 for the “wishes” keyword. This site should be banned. It is fraudulent and someone really ought to report it. Why is it fraudulent? Because it preys on the vulnerable. I mean, my friend was so desperate to have her wish granted that she was willing to pay $8 for it!
This is how this site works: you type in your wish and you are directed to your wish page. You have to visit that wish page for 8 consecutive days for your wish to be granted. It’s a smart site and the creator is a genius. If I had no conscience, I would wish that I had thought of it first.
Anyway, each day that you load your wish page you are instructed to do one random thing. I submitted some dummy text to that site and my wish page had instructed me to type in my birth date. According to other sites that discuss this website, it asks you for very personal details that can be used against you. This could be email, birthday, etc. It also asks you to social bookmark their page (this helps in spreading the word about the site which increases the chances for other vulnerable or stupid people to fall into the trap).
According to my friend, it said something like this on her 4th consecutive wish day: “how much does your wish mean to you, do you really want it to come true? If yes, you must donate $8…” or something along those lines. Christ.
People – this is just a website with a normal person behind it. Anyone can do that; it’s not a magical website. It’s just a person…a very smart person, has created a website and trying to earn revenue from it.
Please be careful online.