How to Spot a Scam

Avoid Online Scams

Its so easy to trust people who approach us about online business. They come across as if they have life changing opportunities and want to help us, but in reality a large percentage of them are fake. The truth is that there are thousands of scammers out there, all pretending they have something that is going to make us rich, when in fact they dangle a carrot infront of you, ready to take the cash a lot of us so willingly hand over to them!

This post will hopefully help you to spot some of the scams and stop you from parting with your hard earned cash and getting nothing in return.

These are a few trusted ways to help you spot a likely scam. There are some legitimate business opportunities out there, but until you are sure they are what they say they are, you need to keep your cash in your pocket where it belongs.

Top 5 Scam Alerts


  1. No way to contact them on their site! What reputable business wouldn’t want you to have a way in which to get in touch with them? All legitimate business owners want to hear from their customers, not make themselves invisible. If I can’t get in touch to ask questions before signing up to anything, then I  would definitely steer clear.
  2. The product doesn’t offer support. This happens all too often. Any reputable company will offer some sort of support. The more the better but not to offer support at all is a definite warning sign. I would usually test the support and either message or email them. If no response, or just an automated email then another ‘No Go’ for me I’m afraid!shiny
  3. Unrealistic Claims of Success.   Success overnight is not possible and any business that claims $1,000’s of instant income is an absolute scam. Everyone knows that any business starts off slowly. In the first few months you are building the foundations so that you can reap the future benefits. ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes don’t really exist. It’s all too easy to chase the next ‘Shiny Object’ but if it seems too good to be true, then that’s probably because it is.
  4. Fake Pictures.  If the landing page shows you a huge mansion, fancy cars and swimming pools, then the chances are that the product is a complete scam.  If the business was so good that you can achieve these riches as a result, then why are they showing this? Surely the page should be business related and show real success stories, not create the idea that these people have been made wealthy from the business. Facts should be sufficient proof! These companies are typically lacking credibility and actual product quality. Avoid at all costs!
  5. Constant Upsells. If you are being pushed into buying, then once you buy you are pushed to buy again, the likelihood is that it will probably continue like that. You should go into a programme knowing exactly what’s on offer, not be constantly flooded with upsells and cross-sells, ending with you purchasing way too much as you end up not knowing what it is you really need. You end up realising you’ve bought too much for your needs, but by then it’s too late and they’ve got you. And you don’t want to walk away and lose it all, so you stay, and face constant repeats of this experience from these companies.

So do your own due diligence, or sign with someone you know and trust and will have checked it all out beforehand.


2 thoughts on “How to Spot a Scam

    1. Glad to be of help Gary. So many new marketers get taken in by people just waiting to take their money from them. Any advice that anyone can give to stop that happen will be of great benefit. We welcome suggestions for everyone, if you have any tips to share.

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