How to Avoid Online Scams
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How to Avoid Online Scams

Thousands of people become victims per month of another thousand online scams preying for just the right person.

You would be overwhelmed by how many people fall into online scams; how many of them invest on false hopes; and how much losses they suffered. Thousands of people become victims per month of another thousand online scams preying for just the right person.

But who is that right person, really? Could it be you? After encountering a lot of these scam offers in the past, I have noticed one thing: all scams are only fishing for a certain personality type. I guess I was lucky that I didn't fall into this category.

Scammers want people who:

  • want to get rich quickly
  • have high hopes about online businesses
  • are big risk takers
  • could look into what life would be after ten years of this and that
  • tired of taking multiple offline jobs
  • want to make a living doing easy work or no work at all
  • reads a lot, but not patient enough to filter out which is fake and which is real
  • are just starting out in the field of online businesses

Most of all, scammers want people who:

  • could pay.

Fortunately, I couldn't pay. I never had the money or trust to invest, and I never believed on paying people to get work. That is probably the best weapon against online scams: an empty bank account.

Usually, scammers present themselves as established individuals, who have excelled in various fields. Strangely though, you have never heard of them. None of your friends ever knew they even existed. They would post pictures of themselves, swimming on money, on a single-landing-page website. Expect a lot of colored, boldfaced, and italicized text in a really long, not professionally formatted article; in a really long scroll-down page. At the very bottom, you would see a shopping cart. At its center is an insanely high amount you have to pay in order to get his book or DVD, which would "allegedly" teach you how to make money online.

Some would say this worked for them, however, if you dig a little deeper, you should realize the entire concept of this scam. The scammer is only teaching you the basics of putting up a blog, or a website, where you would (hopefully) convince more people back to the first offer. Once they pay him for nothing, you get a commission. Then it goes on and spreads like a plague.

Sadly, those who made the investments are too naive to scam others, which means no return-of-investment. The only one who earn big cash is the person who started out the whole campaign: the first scammer. 

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Comments (2)

An informative article Marck !

Quite useful and informative.I generally skip such scams as sheer nonsense.The irony is such scams even enter into your mobile phones.