Avoiding Scams

Most people get scammed at some point when they are trying to be successful online. Actually, 90% of people that buy a product or join a program related to online marketing feel like they were ripped off.

I created this site to help you avoid SCAMS online. I have been scammed before, and I know what it’s like (it feels terrible). There is nothing worse than working very hard for your money, only to have someone take it away! Below are ways you can spot a scam, and prevent yourself from losing your hard earned money.

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Ways To Spot a Scam

  1. There is a Video Sales Page – If you go to a website and you see a video, run for your life! Product owners that do this make you to sit through their long sales pitch, which doesn’t give you any helpful information, only empty hopes and promises. If there is only a video, it is a good sign that the product is a scam.
  2. There is No Way to Contact The Owners on Their Website – If a company does not give you an easy way to reach them on their website, then they do not deserve your business. Also, if you try to contact their support and don’t get a response, it will not be a good idea to purchase their product.
  3. They Do Not Offer Support – You can usually test the support of a product to see if it is legit. If they really care about their customers, they will provide you with timely support, and answer any questions you may have. If you don’t get a response within 48 hours, then I recommend you avoid the program. It is a good sign of things to come!
  4. They Have a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee – If the sales page constantly emphasizes the fact that they have a money back guarantee, it might be a scam. Especially if it is a 60 day money back guarantee, because that usually means it’s a Clickbank or Clicksure product (which means it is probably low quality).
  5. There is a Countdown or Limited Spots Available – This is total bull****. Every time you see that there are only a limited amount of spots left, it is a huge red flag! The scammers just want to rush you into joining their system because they want your money as fast as they can get it. The faster you sign up, the faster they steal your money. There are always plenty of spots available for legit companies.
  6. Constant Upsells – If you buy the product and then they try to make you spend more money, it is usually just the beginning. The most common scams I have seen online have had low initial sales ($7 products), and as soon as you make your purchase, you then get redirected to an upsell. Then before you know it, you have been offered hundreds of dollars (sometimes thousands) in additional products you “need” to complete the program. This is why I always recommend products that you can try before you have to make any investment (like Wealthy Affiliate).
  7. Outrageous Claims of Success – Success overnight is NOT POSSIBLE! Any product that says you can make $1,000’s in your first month is a scam!
  8. There is a GURU – If there is a guru promoting a product and they do not own the product, it is most likely a scam. They are not promoting it because they believe in the product, but because they have made an agreement with the owner. Saying “If you promote my product, then I’ll promote yours.”
  9. Fake Pictures – If the product sales page has a big mansion, a fancy car, or someone sitting on the beach with a laptop in their lap, more than likely the product is a huge scam. If they need to “showboat” their success, they probably lack credibility and quality.

You can report a scam here, and I will be more than happy to warn others about it.

Your Friend,

Karissa

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