Identify Scams

Scam free zone.Top 4 Ways to Identify a Scam

What is a Scam?

Well to put it in dictionary terms the Scam definition, a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle. Scams are in a lot of places real estate, investment services, religion, and the list goes on. You Name it there is probably someone out there dreaming up a scam. In my experience I believe that the internet is the most popular place to get scammed. there are so many out there that it’s hard to find a real honest opportunity.

 

The Online Scam

The online scam is the most popular scam in the world today, it seems like no matter where you look online there is someone out there trying to swindle you out of your hard earned money. I’m sure you’ve encountered  at least one in your lifetime, especially if you are a person who is looking for ways to make money online. Why Do they choose the internet? I’ll tell you why, THE AUDIENCE…. There are literally millions of people online that are looking for something and these scammers prey on that. With their flashy websites and the prestigious pictures of yachts and beach front property, all with the intent of stealing your hard earned money.  Scams have been around from the beginning of time and you may wonder, what can you do to stop it? I honestly don’t think these scammers will ever stop but there are things you can do to protect yourself, or at the very least  Identify a scam.

 

Identifying A Scamfraud, scam, theft

If you are a opportunity seeker as I am then you are going to want to pay close attention to what I am about to tell you, it could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

(1)VIDEO ONLY, a website that has only a video that shows off flashy things and shows outrageous claims of people becoming successful almost overnight. This one usually has a signup for you to click at the end of the video(after they have planted their seed).You are enticed to sign up and they want you to do it quick while the images of their completely UNREALISTIC video remains fresh on your mind.They will usually stress some kind of urgency like there being limited spots or they only want to work with a certain number of people.

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Example Of Sketchy Video only site . (WARNING)

(2)THE MONEY BACK GUARANTY, I love this one they offer you your money back if you are not completely satisfied with the product. RED FLAG WAIT A MINUTE you are going to be making all kinds of money with their super product so why would you need your money back? This is done to give you a false sense of security, and trust me, by the time you figure out that it’s a bunch of crap. The site is probably already shut down and they have moved on to the next .

Or they will try to string you along a while until your  $4.97 3 day trial turns into full price. This could range anywhere from $29.95 to numbers in the thousands if you are not careful I went through this when I reviewed a scam called A to Z Cash System I will link the title in case you want to read my review. The fact is if you are offering a legit product then why not let people try it out for free and let them decide if they want to spend money on your product. You should NOT need to break out your credit card just to check out a opportunity. Some companies are up front right from the beginning about the pricing which is different. I’m talking about the companies that offer you this money back guarantee then hit you with all kinds of up sells which  I get into next.

(3)CONSTANT UPGRADES, This one takes you all the way through the sign up process and gets your information and really builds you up.( Oh how exited I use to get), but then BANG they tell you if you really want to get things rolling it’s recommended that you upgrade. If you’ve gone this far don’t worry as soon as you figure out that it’s not working there is usually another upgrade just around the corner. This continues until they have squeezed every cent out of you that they can get away with and is usually followed up with high pressure sales calls from professional scam artist.

I’m sure we all remember The Empower Network and all the up sells that came along with that. See they were destined for Failure because they didn’t offer a sustainable product. Sure they had some decent training on internet marketing and blogging once you spent the Big Bucks but there was really nothing there except a bunch of Hype. Sure the people who got in early and didn’t mind the borderline illegal practices of promoting EN made some money. But where did that money come from? It came from the later investors who got screwed. I use this as an example because it has been one of the most highly publicized schemes in recent history and has now lost it’s momentum.

(4)SCREEN SHOTS, Not every website that has a screen shot is a scam, sometimes it is used to show something relevant to the product, But. Oh Yea there is a but!! The unbelievably massive click bank  account screenshot. Believe me when I tell you. Even if it is real the only persons click bank snap shot that looks like that is probably the person that is scamming you. Bogus screenshots of fake bank account along with fake testimonials from paid actors such as Fivver.com actors are becoming the norm these days.

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Please Come back soon as I am constantly adding new material to this page. As long as the scammers are out there, So will I, hunting them down and exposing them. If I can help just one person to avoid a scam then this website was worth every minute.cooltext1667562048

 

Your comments are always welcome, please feel free to leave a comment below..

Best Wishes,

Jason ( Scam Prevention Team)

20 Comments

  • Great info Jason!Thank you for sharing that. Awareness is everything.

    • Thank you, I do my best

  • Hi Jason

    This article is much needed, too many scams on the internet and people should be made aware of what to look out for.
    Unfortunately, as humans we always want things easy, scammers prey on this instinct of ours and make ridiculous promises. I think anyone who has ever wanted to start an online business may have been scammed at least at one point in their online journey.
    Thanks for the article

    • Minhaj, you are correct. If man would just take a moment to stop and look into all of these outlandish claims I believe we could put a serious hurting on these scam artist’s and there ridiculous schemes.

  • Hi Jason,

    I just bumped into your site. This article is bound to save a lot of people from the plethora of scammish ventures out there.

    I will definitely bookmark your site and use this page as a go-to guide in my online research for a legit opportunity. Thank you for posting this.

    • Thank George, This has been my mission since the first scam I encountered 5 years ago. I lost a lot of money and hope the save others from the same.

      Jason

  • Hey there it’s Alexey! Very good article that covers very important subject. You are doing a wonderful job showing people how to actually detect scams. The internet if FILLED UP with them from scam artists who know nothing more that to scam people. If you are not giving value to others, you should go away.
    This article will help many others to avoid scams in the future.

    • This is what I started this website for. I was sooo sick and tired of the scams. I just had to expose them, No matter what.

  • Hi Jason,

    These are all great tips for identifying a scam. I wish I would have known these before. I have been scammed in the past and saw all 4 you listed above!

    • I’m sorry you had to find out the hard way. I also had to learn the hard way. I hope that you are doing well. Now. Let me know 8th I can help you in any way.
      Cheers
      Jason

  • When I buy a product and immediately get hit with an up-sell my blood boils. I just paid you $40 to listen to another sales pitch? REALLY?!

    • I know Steve it’s unbelievable isn’t it. If these sites applied that kind of energy to something honest they could still make a good living, without having to rip people off.

  • Hello Jason and thanks for sharing your post about identifying scams with us.

    There is a lot of valuable information here and until I read your post I would have no idea what to look out for when trying to identify a scam, so thanks very much for your knowledge.

    Neil

    • Neil these sites are everywhere on the Internet Thank you for your feedback.
      Best wishes
      Jason T.

  • I’m not a big fan of video sale’s pages, but not all of them are scams. In my experience, video sale’s pages which only show off how much you can make without actually explaining what you’re doing are scams.

    • Yes, if the video is relevant and informative to the product being represented it’s usually legitimate. Thanks for your feedback.
      Best wishes
      Jason T.

  • I really like the bullet points under identifying a scam. All of these things I’ve noticed on other sites. Nice work!

    • Thank you for your input. If there is anything you need to know that I haven’t covered here just ask.
      Thank you
      Jason T.

  • Good information you’ve provided here. It is hard to know what to look for when searching for an online opportunity, you’ve given some great tips to keep in mind.

    • Thank you for checking out my page. I will continue to research and expose as many online scams as I can. If you see anything online your not sure about just leave a comment and I will be sure to look into it.
      Thank you
      Jason T.

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