The Ways to Avoid Scams Online – Scam Deterrent
The sad fact is this! The majority of us have been scammed at one point or another in our online ventures, this is especially true in the making money online area of the internet. After all these folks are some Creative buggers, they can come up with ways to get them dollars from you before you even know what happened.
I’m most certain that it does, at least for one product you have purchased online promising to make your rich. A lot of these scam products will claim “you don’t need any experience and you wont even have to do anything, and we will make you rich.”
These are just tactics they use in order to get people to invest into these scams. They are also usually targeted at people that are hard up for cash and need a break in life, just regular people like you and I. And that is just not cool!!!
So how do you determine if a product is a scam or not?
You have to dig a little deeper than what you are accustomed to. You have to now what key features to look for on a website, and always keep the “if it seems to good to be true, it usually is” saying in the back of your head at all time!Here is a good list to get you scam busting in no time.
- Website Home page – If you land on a page selling a product or program and they only have the one page (home page), sure tell sign it’s more than likely a scam and you need run! If they are selling a legitimate product they are going to want to provide details about the product, lack of details normally equals scam. Pages that contain promotional video’s and not much else, these are like the old time infomercials that used to play on TV between 2-6 AM, these are scams too.
- The Old Guarantee Offer – If you are on a website or looking at a product that pushes and pushes it’s guarantee of (pick your flavor of guarantee) 30,60,90,180 days then there is a good chance it’s a scam. If they had a great product or even a good one for that matter, the money back guarantee would not be their emphasis the product would.
- We Make Millionaires Gimmick – Anyone offering outlandish success in the millions, or in just a few weeks or months is probably offering you a scam. They will use the little old couple down the road method to suck you in (Mr and Mrs Baker just made a gazillion dollars in one day) sort of tactic. The bottom line is this, any online money making program that “PROMISES” to make you one red cent is a scam. There are programs that can teach you how to earn money, but don’t listen to false promises
- Physical Address – Can you contact this company? Is there a way to reach out and call someone? Do they actually exist of they don’t have a physical address? Is there an address on their website or a phone number listed there for them? Check whois.com and type the web address into the box provided, is a company name or number listed there? if so try to call it does anyone answer? Probably not and more than likely they are scammers.
- Other people vouching for them – Mr and Mrs Baker are shown on the page holding a check for x amount of dollars. Other photos that look gimmicky, or look as though they are completely fake. Other phony video’s of people claiming to have made x amount of dollars. These people are either paid, or they could be family or friends of the person trying to scam you, either way they are in on it. And these are all scams.
- Promotions – Some guy you have never heard of pulls up in a Lamborghini or some other extraordinary car or is standing in an extraordinary home. He then goes on telling you he has made millions and is a top Guru of whatever market. Don’t believe this hype, he is more than likely an actor and those objects you see are rented or green screened. If he is a millionaire he more than likely scammed his way to becoming rich.
- Up-selling – If you have purchased a product that costed you $100.00 bucks then they continue offering you additional items to buy. Sometimes it will be additional training you must purchase in order to progress further, or additional computer tools or software needed to turn you into a success. As you will soon realize this will be a continuous cycle of purchases that will never end and you will just become less and less rich with each purchase. This is the up-sell method.
These are just some of the most obvious ways to tell if a product or program is a scam.
Do you have any sure fire way’s to know if a product is a scam, or just some additional tip’s on uncovering scams? Then please share your suggestions below in the comments section, we would all love to hear your idea’s.
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