How to Spot a Work From Home Scam


How to Spot a Work From Home Scam

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 productโ€™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!

top secrets

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.

If you go to awesome work at home areas like Neobux or Clixsense you will constantly see these types of scammers trying to take advantage of the platform.

You see, both Neobux and Clixsense offer a cheap advertsing platform for work online opportunities.

fast cars

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 onย 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.

Binary Options

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.

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20 comments on “How to Spot a Work From Home Scam

  1. Hi Chris,

    You have highlighed you point correctly on how to spt a work from home scam. Most scams rend to put the process of making money very easy: they even cheat you that you will make money in 24 hrs. Am not against that though. That is also possible.

    Another method that I use to spot scam is a video only sales page full of fake testimonials. Thanks.

  2. You are so right about online scams. I have noticed that all the emails I get about online business is usually accompanied with pics of large homes and cars, fast cars. They hype their sales and put up screen shots of how much money they made in 24 hours. I checked out the site you recommended. It was refreshing to see what was on the inside. No hype, just facts. Oh, and it was free. WOW. I definitely will check this one out. I have been looking for a legitimate business that I could work at home. Wish me luck,

  3. Hi Chris,

    Thank you for providing information on what to look out for. I hope your readers are now better prepared now that you are told them a few things to watch out for.

    As well as the limited spaces tactic, I have seen the limited time tactic. “Buy now because in 3 days, 4 hours, 4 minutes, this is going to be taken down for ever” approach.


    1. Yeah I know what you mean there David – why would they limit the time on a product they were selling? Crazy scam tactic really!

  4. I think you are spot on with everything you say here. There are so many scams popping up every day, and it can be really hard to find the good people who are interested in helping. I’m glad you mentioned Binary Options, as I think they are a scam. If you want to become a stockbroker, do the study. If you want to gamble, go to the casino.

    1. Yeah, I’m yet to find a Binary Options product that isn’t a scam Todd. I think the platforms themselves are fine, as long as you learn the ropes first, but all the related software – complete crap! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Chris.
    I’ve been there a couple of times and was stung.
    I was ashamed of myself for being so naive at 63, but what the heck, it’s no use crying over spilled milk. Your article gave me the idea to try something like by the sort, helping prevent others to make the same mistake. Thanks for your work, it is badly needed! Oscar

  6. Hi Chris!

    Far too many times I’ve fallen for the hey, look at my “Supercar”, “luxury house” etc… online scams.

    I’m pleased that you have shared your secrets to spotting scams because there are a couple of points within your article that didn’t really cross my mind. But after reading all of your secrets, they do actually make sense and add up.

    Thanks to you, I now have my shield up and I know exactly how to spot work from home scams in the future.


    1. That’s great to hear Neil!
      Just remember you are not alone – I also fell for a few scams when I first ventured online ( it’s nothing to be ashamed about! ).

  7. Hey man. I love the content here. I love that your breaking it down and showing that it’s a path to online success and that work from home scams are really prevalent major issue and aren’t real. Love the content again man good job lots of good info! I also really enjoy the flow of the site it works very well with the info you’re trying to get across!

  8. Hey Chris,
    As always, I really enjoy reading your post.

    The indicators you’ve described (1 through 4) was always in front of me right from the start but somehow I always missed it.

    Most of the scams that I’ve come across (or learnt my lesson the hard way) are usually a mix of these indicators.

    Someone who wants to start earning money online should really read this post and I am pretty sure they will benefit immensely from it. Great post…like always ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Josh, nice to see you here again!

      Don’t worry – 99% of us have fallen for scams at one point in time! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the article so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Work at Home SCAMS are the absolute WORST! They are all over the place and seem to expand exponentially every month. What is your BEST tip to spotting these types of SCAMS? Is there a #1 SCAM you hate the most/know of?
    Mine is paytaski they are horrid. Check out my review on it!
    Thank you,
    Market Merchant (MM+)

    1. I’d say the best indicator is always going to be the timer ( or the amount of product copies left ticking down! ). Whenever I see this I know I am onto a ‘wet fart’ of a product!

  10. HI Chris,

    This is really useful information on how to avoid scams.
    I think the main ones to avoid are the Revenue Sharing Sites, most of them are Ponzi Schemes and before you know it they are gone or shut down.

    I myself did put money into one particular site, I did make money but I put my earnings back into AdPacks and now the US Securities and Exchange Commission have shut them down.

    What I should have done was to have taken out my original stake so at least I did not lose anything but you live and learn.


    1. Oh shit that’s heavy Richard – so sorry to hear that! But don’t think for a second that you are alone – when I first came online to make money I also fell for a couple of scams. It happens to most mate!

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