Work at home scams are all over the place these days. And from my own experience, I have seen far too many make money scams that I really think there may be more work from home scams than real and legitimate work at home jobs. Like so many other people trying to learn how to make money fast online, I too did fall for a few quick money scams over the years.
But since I have been doing this for a few years now, I can pretty much avoid these work at home scams easily. So, I thought it might be helpful to share my experience, tips and tricks that I have learned over the years for spotting a make money scam, so other people who may be new to online money-making can benefit from and stay away from online scams.
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Hopefully this will help to save you from wasting your hard-earned cash and your precious time on internet money-making scams. Please keep in mind that these are not facts. They are just my personal opinion that I have developed over the years in dealing with work at home scams. With that said, here are 8 signs of an online money-making scam which could help you spot and hopefully avoid work from home scams:
Too Good to Be True
This is the biggest sign that should raise your red flag. I mean, if somebody is promising you $10 for a click or promising you can make thousands of dollars over night while you sleep and do nothing, you should automatically assume there is something fishy about it. If that was the case, why aren’t they doing it themselves instead of working their butt off trying to make money selling you this information?…
No Contact Info
If you can’t find any information as to how and who to contact, or who is responsible for the site, turn around and don’t look back. An established business always have its contact info up to date and easy to find, because they are not afraid of people knowing who they are and where they operate from.
Before signing up, contact the site/company and ask a question or two. Usually scammers don’t even bother to answer or respond to any email. Even if they do, it takes them a very long time to respond. Ask yourself, if they take that long to respond to a question, how long is going take them to pay you when it’s time to get paid?
When it comes to work at home scams, fake testimonials are always there. Most businesses use testimonial which is a good way to promote. But, if you pay close attention, you can easily spot the fake ones. For example, a testimonial about a product that helps you make more money with your site says “…with the help of the x program I have made that much money on my site. Regards, bill billy www.bill.com …”. If you check the mentioned site, 9 out of 10 times, either it doesn’t exist or if it does, no body by that name is responsible or have anything to do with the site. Although many scammers try to have everything in place, most scam artistes (if you can call them artists) don’t even take the time to at least make sure the testimonial information is right.
If it’s telling you “Make $2000 A Week, No experience Required, No Work Involved”, ask your self, what kind of job you can make that much money without any experience or putting any time and effort into it? While there are legitimate ways to make that much money in short amount of time, most of them require some experience and hard work, unless you have millions of dollars to put in bank and make money with its interest.
If you receive an email from someone you don’t know and it starts with “dear friend” or something like that and starts telling you how he/she knows this is the perfect opportunity for you to make money and goes on and on about it, please just send it to your spam folder right away.
Pay a Fee and Keep it a Secret
What legitimate company that you have worked for before required you to pay a fee before you can start working and making money?…And why would they not want you to speak of this transaction with others?…
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In my opinion, the best way to recognize an online money-making scam is your “gut instinct”. In many cases what your instinct tells you is the truth. Most of us tend to ignore our instinct, but I in my experience my initial instinct and gut feeling are right on the mark, most of the time.
Remember, you can always use blogs, work at home and online money-making related forums to find out if a money-making program you are interested in is legitimate or just another money-making scam.
There are many great programs and ways to make money online, but there are also many online money-making scams. Always make sure you do a through research before you get into any work at home or online money-making program. A little time spent in researching and finding more detail in the beginning will save you a lot of money, time and frustration in the end by helping you avoid work at home scams.