As you may of noticed – I get through quite a bit of writing for this site on a weekly basis. I would love to have enough time to review every prospective work at home opportunity out there…but this just isn’t possible!
This means that I am unable to highlight all the newcomers to the ‘scam world’ which is a little depressing really…
So, considering I can’t cover them all I figured I’d publish this write up on how to spot a work from home scam.
There are red alerts that I come across daily that almost guarantee a product is a scam. If you see one or more of the red alerts discussed in this article on a product’s sales page, take a step back and look before you leap!
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1) I’ve Got a Little Secret…
This little trick seems to work wonders on newcomers to the ‘earn online’ world so don’t expect it to disappear any time soon.
We usually start of with a narrator that has a blinding secret to tell you – but he better be careful because this is TOP SECRET stuff!
One would think blurting this out on the internet would not be the best idea right?
But this guy is super-willing to share this top secret information with everyone he can find for FREE – what a guy…what a GUY!
There’s no secret and there’s nothing worthwhile in this guy’s claims. He’ll usually hones in on the fact that if the person who introduced him to the secret finds out he’d be in big trouble.
Nobody introduced him to any secret – this is purely a scam thought up by the narrator himself/herself. If he did have a money spinning secret why would he share it with the rest of the world?
2) Check Out My Car Guys!
I really don’t know why so many scam artists rely on material things to aid their efforts – surely it can’t work right?
Who knows! But they keep on using these material things time and time again.
You see, both Neobux and Clixsense offer a cheap advertsing platform for work online opportunities.
The PTC adverts they provide are always taken over by adverts showing off fast cars and large mansions. It’s quite handy really – they’re places to go to find out what the new scams are!
Successful internet marketers usually sit in a house office ( or the spare room in their house! ) and work hard. They have no interest in showing off their possessions or success – what would be the point?
I know a lot of successful people online and not one of them makes a sales video inside their own home or next to their sports car. This type of sales pitch is reserved for the scam artists – beware!
3) Unbelievable Sales Results
I shouldn’t really have to cover this point as I’m pretty sure most of you are aware of it already – the outrageous sales claims that these scam artists try and push.
You know the ones – ‘last week I made $32,023 with ease!’.
What’s with the 23 cents being included? Why would you want to be so precise? You wouldn’t really, would you?
If you want to make money online you first have to find some decent internet marketing training and then work bloody hard. Building up an online business takes months if not years in some cases.
Nobody makes X amount of money in their first week – no matter how talented they claim to be!
4) Only 5 Spots Remaining…
Out of all the tips on how to spot a work from home scam, this has got to be the most obvious!
Why would a product maker limit the amount of spots he/she has available within their service? It makes no sort of sense whatsoever!
Say the product cost about $20 a pop then put that against the amount of so-called spaces they have available. Now I’m no rocket scientist but I’m pretty sure you need to boatload of products just to cover your advertising fees right?
So if there’s only 100 places available from the off at $20 a pop that makes a measly $2000. I’m afraid that sort of money won’t even cover half of their advertising campaign!
There were no ‘spaces’ or ‘slots’ to begin with – the promoter has hundreds if not thousands of copies of this product.
If they try and hit you with any limited quality threats you know they are looking to burn a hole in your pocket – period!
5) Binary Options
Those of you that are regulars to this site will already know my feelings on Binary Options. They are basically a mini stock exchange which means they are basically a gamble.
Binary Options platforms themselves are fine – if you want to gamble on them then go ahead ( it’s your choice! ). The problem I have is with the software that attaches itself to this trading platform.
At a guess I would say that 99% of this Binary Options software is scam based and completely worthless. You cannot judge which way a market it going to turn no matter how clever your computer is. You can predict but nothing more!
This type of software often boasts of autopilot systems and push button riches – something that just doesn’t exit in the internet earning world.
Whenever you come across a piece of software linked to Binary Options do yourself a favor and stay away. It’s nothing more than a glorified Vegas fruit machine!
How to Spot a Work From Home Scam
When I first came online to ‘find my fortune’ there were a lot of scams floating about – these days there’s even more!
The problem is that they work – if they didn’t people wouldn’t still be trying to pull them off. A high percentage of people who come online to work are relatively desperate for extra cash. They hear about a brilliant system and they part with their $20 to get in on the action.
By then it’s to late of course – their money is gone and the guarantees on the product are worthless anyway. They are $20 poorer than they were before and in a slightly more desperate situation.