Beware of get rich quick scams

Too often people look for short cuts to getting rich. Contact 6 looks at a list of get rich quick scams that end up putting people back in the poor house, sometimes permanently.

Foreclosed homes, cheaper gas, solar power, gold...We face so many messages to help us get rich quick. The problem is most times there's a lot more than meets the eye.

For example, investing in homes owned by a bank. Foreclosures or pending short sales carry enormous risk and need to be evaluated carefully. Some are legitimate, but many are not.

Offers of tapping secret oil and gas reserves could cause you to lose your total investment, because of the significant risk involved. The wrong energy investment could cause you to strike out instead of striking it rich.

Precious metals are also a popular investment. However, the prices are almost never stable and can fluctuate within a week.