Fell for what? Carbonite? If so, Carbonite is a perfectly good and inexpensive offsite backup solution as long as one understands its limitations (data only, slow speed, high bandwidth requirements) and uses it properly (such as not depending on it as a sole backup). Two handy things about Carbonite are 1. it automatically encrypts and uploads data starting shortly after its creation and 2. it provides 30 day versioning. The 30 day versioning feature has saved my bacon more than once when I accidentally deleted a file.
I use Carbonite to supplement the backups that I keep in a safe deposit box at my credit union (aka bank box) and to fill in the gap between local backups. That way, if I lose everything at home—the computer and the two sets of local backups—I can more quickly and more completely recover all of my data. I can get the majority of the data from the HDDs in the safe deposit box, then use Carbonite to recover the data that was changed or added after the HDDs were put into the safe deposit box. Otherwise, it would take weeks to recover all of the data. If somehow I manage to lose even the Offsite HDDs, I still should be able to get all my data back from Carbonite; it would just take one heck of a lot longer.
However, if someone is strapped for cash and can't afford the HDDs needed for proper local and offsite backups, at $59/year, using Carbonite only is better than using nothing at all.