Common Ways To spot Online Scams
How Do I Spot The Online Scams
Many people get scammed at some point in their ventures in search for online success. In fact, over 80% or more % of all people that buy a product related to Internet marketing at some point feel as though they have been “scammed somehow”. That does not give the industry as a whole neither does it sit easy with me.
And that is why I created this site, to guide you into the right direction and to avoid scams.
Nothing really can be worse than working hard for your money only to have some “low life” marketer or schemer to dip into that hard earn money with nothing in return.
There are a few common signs to determine if a product is a scam or not and I will base all my product reviews on such facts.
The Most Common Ways to Tell & Avoid Scams Online
1. No Contact information
I won’t by a pen from a company that cannot offer you a way for contact either directly or on their website. To me, This is a sign of things to come, believe me. And if you do contact their support and don’t get a response somehow, you are better off not doing anything with them- (Take this as a quick test to see if the product is legit or not).
2. There is no product support in their Menu
This one of the important things you should always put in mind and test. If a product is legit and the owner/seller truly care about you, then they should provide timely “external” support and respond to any questions a customer may have.
If you write an email to a company asking for info or help and you don’t get a response within 48 hours or even sooner, then I recommend that you avoid that program.
3. A suspicious Sales Page.
How do I know a suspicious sales page?
If you visit website and all you see is a video, exit instantly. Those who do this are the ones who lack enough substance to provide you with any helpful or informative content on their website. This is a very good hint that the product is going to be a scam.
4. The so called 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
When and if a sales page of a product constantly emphasizes the fact that there is a 30, 50, 60 or a 600 day money back guarantee, chances are it might be a scam and the product can be of a low quality.
5. Endless Upsells
After initially purchasing a product, then you find yourself in a ditch to buy again and again, this could be just the start. The most common scams online are those of the “low ticket” initial sales (ie. $5 products).
Once you’ve made your purchase, you then get barbequed with upsells, and before you know it you have been offered hundreds if not thousands of addition products you need to buy to be able to have that program functional.
This is the reason why I always do recommend products that you can “try before you buy” (Such as Wealthy Affiliate). Affiliate university.
6. Success Claims beyond any belief
An overnight success is something that we don’t even see in Hollywood movies, let alone when a sleazy jackass you never saw in your life before, comes on a TV show or website with a rented $600.000 Porch, and a one day rented Key West Florida mansion with a boat and a strip bar prostitute he paid for the day, probably with money he stole from his grandma, trying to make you believe he is the hero that made it in life and manages to own all this in a few months success, and now he needs dealers in your neighborhood, trying to scam you in anyway he can.
I fell twice for such horrible scams, The first was with William Joseph McCorkle, of which I lost about $2500, I manages to find a brief about him in wikipedia.org- read it below.
William Joseph McCorkle (b. 1966 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American businessman, former real estate guru and former owner of William McCorkle Seminars. In the 1990s he and his wife Chantal created a number of late-night television infomercials, selling materials which purported to teach people how to make money buying foreclosed real estate properties. McCorkle is currently serving prison time after being convicted on multiple counts of fraud. His wife, Chantal, was also convicted but was eventually released in 2010.
Another screenshot so that you learn there is no such thing as an overnight success.
I myself learnt the hard way and I’m here to stop you from venturing the same path into the hands of criminals like those.
And the other was Don Lapre whom with I lost over $5000 in 1998. Some of you must remember when Done Lopere was the star of opportunities in the 1990’s, but later he was charged with over 50 felonies and as he was awaiting trial in an Arizona gail, he committed suicide in his cell.
I’m sure most of you remember this face. I don’t wish no one dead. I truly lost a lot of money, I mean thousands on his bogus 900 and psychic phone lines.
(7) Product is promoted by another GURU
In most cases, if you notice a product that is being flogged by a guru that does not own it, have a wild guess!, it is probably a scam.
The reason for promoting it is not because they believe in it, rather they have made an agreement with the real owner that if you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours.
(8) Fake Pictures
As mentioned above and in a few my articles, If the product sales page has a big mansion, a fancy one million dollar lambourghini, or someone sitting on a Hawaii beach with a laptop in their hand and a rented strip bar hooker, chances are the product is a complete scam. Those that are in need to showboat like this are typically lacking in the credibility and actual product quality department.