Scams To Watch Out For

The word Scam surrounded by a starburst and fireworks to represeThere are so many scams online and it can be hard to tell what offers are real and which ones will totally rip you off. However, having said that, many people are looking online for get rich quick schemes and when they realize that there is real work involved, they tend to say they were ripped off even though they took no action.  Here are a few signs that can help you to avoid getting taken for a ride.

Promising Huge Payouts With No Work

There is no legal way to get rich quick except for winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune from a deceased relative or person. When someone promises you that you can make a ton of money without doing any work, run!!! Only hard work, time and effort will grant you success and to begin with any new venture, you will need the right mindset. I would suggest that anyone who is just starting out in the online marketing world, buy the book, “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It is a life-changing book, written for anyone who wants to change their life for the better.

Constant Up-selling

There’s nothing worse than buying an online learning program that requires you to constantly buy other products in order to move ahead. Granted, there are software programs that you will need to buy to help you to become more efficient as your business grows.  Some membership sites have different levels of learning, such as, basic and advanced but that should be something you are told right from the get-go so you know exactly what you are paying for before you even begin.

Fake Testimonials

If you see a disclaimer that’s in very small print stating that the testimonials aren’t 100% authentic, then you need to stay away from that product. You also want to do some research on the product owners, as well. If you just Google the name, most likely, you can find out very quickly if they have been charged with fraud or have changed their name. You can also tell if they promote one product after another, with the product name being changed every few months.

Advertising By Flaunting Posh Cars And Great Riches To Be Had

When I see someone showing off their Mercedes or their mansion, I immediately become skeptical. They are trying to sell you a dream that won’t come true just by buying their product. Pay attention to the product itself and not the shiny toys that they are, no doubt, promising you with only few clicks of your mouse. There are many great membership sites out there that offer a free trial so that you can see exactly what you will be paying for. That is the best type of product to go for unless, of course….

No Contact Information

Be sure that you know exactly what you are signing up for and make sure that the contact information they give you is valid. Once again, a simple Google search about the product will usually give you the answers you need to make a wise buying decision. It wouldn’t hurt to contact the owner and ask any questions before you sign up, either. You should receive an answer to any questions within a day or two from a legitimate business with a good support team.

Negative Reviews

Do a search on Google and you should be able to find some reviews. Be careful of affiliate sites that are reviewing a product. In many cases, the review will be biased and favorable to the product. Many of those reviews have the word “scam” in the article title, such as, “Is Product a Scam? Read This Review Before You Buy!” You have to be sure that you are reading a real review. After reading a few reviews, you will begin to see the similarity in the affiliate reviews and be able to differentiate between that kind of review and a real one.

There are many ways to make money online and opportunities everywhere, but just like in the offline world, it take careful research and consideration. Although the start-up costs are nowhere near as high as a brick and mortar business, you will still need some money to start and you will need to take the time to learn.

MLM Products

Although not every MLM product is a scam, most of them are. It’s just too hard for these types of programs not to implode upon themselves. There are only so many people that a down-line can recruit once he or she runs out of family and friends. Usually, the only people making money are those in the top tier. If your head starts spinning as you read about the payout tiers, it’s probably best just to stay away from this type of offer.

Even with all this information, it can still be difficult not to get ripped off. If you have any questions about any products, you can leave a comment and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. I have bought a ton of products over the years and only had to get a refund for two products that were out and out scams. After the first time that you get taken, you learn, but some are super slick and get you hooked on the sales page, so you do have to be careful.