It’s the get-rich-quick scheme that keeps on giving.
Martin doesn’t work for the startup retail/tech company, but he does own 100,000 of its shares thanks to a get rich quick scheme that made him an overnight millionaire.
Here’s how it happened:
Last year, Martin read about a Jet.com contest to get people to sign their friends up for a preview version of its service. Whoever registered the most people would be given a prize of 100,000 company shares.
The 28-year old Martin went far beyond his friend circle, spending $18,000 in advertising on sites like Swagbucks and Gifthulk, which reward people for signing up for stuff online.
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