Have you ever searched the internet looking for ways to make money online?
I guess that we don’t know exactly how many there are, but there’s more than we can count, and most of the money making products are overpriced…..
…and watch out for the extra must have purchases or upsells because they just want your money and to keep you busy until the 30-day money back guarantee is up.
I’ve personally been misled, fooled, or just sold on a very shallow product or program. I now, after some really good training at WAU know how to spot the opportunists that are just out to take your money and give very little in return.
I think that it’s very important that you be able to spot the phonies and learn ways to avoid being taken advantage of online before they get hold of your credit card or bank account.
I heard a “fact” that 90% of all those that buy online a product related to internet marketing at some point feel as though they’ve been ripped off.
I gotta tell you that I really dislike being lied to and taken advantage of and I’m sure you do too.
Here are some things that I look at and for
Once you become aware of what to look for in a good program it becomes really easy to see in most cases whether you should invest your time and money or not.
“They” may tell you that you’re already a winner and you just need to give some personal info in order to collect your prize, maybe your bank information so that they can deposit your winnings, and they may need your social security number for the taxman too of course.
That’s really a very simple explanation of the basics of a typical online hustle and the real pro swindlers can get a lot more sophisticated and harder to see until it’s too late.
They have definitely gotten better at their craft over the years through trial and error. The scammers have figured out just what works on people to get what they want while giving as little as possible, thieves.
Most have a few things in common other than the obvious and if you can learn to spot the warning signs and not dismiss them but take note and think twice about it.
Here are some warning signs for you to remember for your own protection and your family’s
1. If it sounds too good to be true…
…then it most probably is. Even though a 100% legitimate program can be made to sound “too good to be true” with a great sales pitch, this is definitely true with a scam, they can make up anything and lie and deceive us if we’re unaware.
Hustlers will play on the fact that many would love to make money fast and with little effort and they have no idea how the whole online business world operates, so they are lied to, or misinformed, and conned into purchasing the bait.
The scheme will dangle a carrot of easy money to distract you from what they’re really after and that’s your personal and/or bank info.
2. Urgent! Act Now! Don’t Wait!
Some scammers are notorious for creating a false sense of urgency and they try to cause you to panic in order to change your thought process and get you to act.
They use a false sense of urgency to distract you from what they really want.
Always check out an email before you act on an urgent notice, they’re many times traps because if they can find you with an urgent notice they could have found you earlier and given you a past due notice before the “urgency notice”.
Also when calling to verify info don’t call the number in the email but find the number from last months bill or find the number that you know is correct and call that one to contact the emailer if you need to.
Even though it is possible to earn thousands of dollars per week online, it ain’t easy!
Even though you can get a website framed or started, it takes a few months to fill it in with pages and posts, etc., and then you need to know how to drive traffic to your site or nobody will see it. And then there’s SEO or search engine optimization to learn which is all essential.
Usually, the beginner (and I thought this way too at first) thinks that they can make a site and put 10-15 pages or posts of about 500 words on it and start making money…not so. It doesn’t work that way and it’s wrong to mislead others into a false hope that will turn into disappointment. This is one of the ways to avoid scams online.
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3. No or false contact info on their website
If you can’t find any way to contact the seller on their site then be very careful. If they’re hard to contact you’ll be disappointed because if you have any questions you need them to respond quickly with the answers.
For you to feel confident making a purchase you’ll want the safe feeling that you can get in touch and get a problem solved within a reasonable amount of time and not wonder if the support even got or cares about your claim.
4. Constant Upsells
If the sales pitch makes you purchase and then buy an additional product shortly afterwards so that you can get the full benefit of your original purchase, that’s a bad sign.
Your newly bought product needs you to buy another product in order for it to work properly.
Chances are this is just the start, more upsells coming to grab some more of your money, next thing you know you started with a $7 purchase and have $500 in receipts…what happened!..well now my product should work just fine right?…there’s more coming.This is why I’ve learned to always recommend products that you can try out first (like Wealthy Affiliate).
5. Outrageous claims to success
When you see commercials or video of these guys driving around in their Lamborgini’s and welcoming you into their fancy million dollar homes and sailing around on their yachts, there’s a good chance that you should change the channel because their product is not worth your time or energy.
Their sales pitch is really their product and the product being sold most likely isn’t worth half the price.
The images of money and luxury that they show you in their sales pitch can make you want to buy their product even knowing that it very well could be a rip-off.
6. Deliberately slow your progress
There are some also that will only allow you to do 1or 2 lessons per day saying that they don’t want you to be overwhelmed when their program is really shallow and basic and you could do the whole course in a few days.
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