Unfortunately, when aiming for success in the online world, chances are you will come across scams at some point. If you are like me, you may even get caught in one or two before discovering legit ways to make money. Scams have always been around, way before the internet world, and chances are they always will.
Things to Watch Out For
While nothing is fool proof, following these few guidelines could help you tremendously when it comes to possible scams:
Unrealistic claims of success – If someone tells you that you can be making $3,000 a week by only using your smartphone for 20 minutes a day, steer clear. There isn’t a fast path to success such as this.
Exotic photos or videos – A lot of people will use photos or videos of huge homes or exotic cars to “sell” you. It gives you the idea that this person or company must really be successful. This is a dream. Please do not think that by joining, this will be you.
Jibberish links – If you are linked to a web address that you can’t understand, chances are it’s a scam. Most websites use clean links. If the site looks like the address was a random password generated, do not waste your time clicking this.
No contact information – If you are directed to a website that may have a few images, or video of the product, but no contact information; this is fishy. Contact information should always be easily seen. If it isn’t, it is probably being hidden for a reason.
Cross promoting – This is pretty common. A company will get a big name expert in a field to push their product. Most likely this is an agreement where the company will also push the experts website, or product that they have to offer.
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