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Avoid Make Money Scams

By Edited Jan 6, 2014 2 1

If there is one thing that everyone could use a little more of, it's money. Money is something that everyone needs in order to live. It's something that most of us work our whole lives to obtain. When it comes to finding ways to make money, there are sure a lot of scams out there. Scams only work if there are people who fall for them so what better way to scam people than to present them with opportunities to obtain something they desperately want? I'm sure you have heard of many make money scams and probably even think you are too smart to fall for one of those. Well, don't be too sure about that. Even highly intelligent people get conned into these things. Let's take a look at some warning signs to help you avoid these scams.

When people think of con artists, they think of people dressed in a certain way like how movies would portray them. The fact is that scammers can look just like you or me. Most scams are somewhat obvious such as those emails from Nigeria scams or those online scams where you pay someone to build an online business for you and all you have to do is sit back and watch the money come rolling in. The scams that are harder to spot are the ones that many other people are already doing. Let's take MLM for example.

Since a bunch of your friends may be in an MLM business, by the time they approach you, you may think if everyone is doing it, it must be legit right? Well, that really depends. Nothing is easier to fall for than something many other people are doing. Just look at cults. If you think cults are full of people walking around in weird robes that stand out like a sore thumb, then you're wrong. It's hard to spot a scam until you have already been had. Many people will be led to believe that the person who is telling them about the making money opportunity is just like them. The presenter is usually down to earth and very friendly. There are a lot of different psychological tactics that are at play.

Make money scams that involve you meeting someone or a group of people in person is harder to avoid since they can create an environment to lead you to think a certain way. Offers that you see online can be easier to avoid because all you have to do is go to another site. You will want to watch out for things such as claims of quick riches with little work. You need to realize that if it were really that easy to make money, why would someone want to tell you their secret. Of course, they will say that they want to give back since they have been so fortunate, yet they charge you money for the information.

Make money scams are everywhere. It's on the radio ads, TV, online, and even in people's living rooms. Before getting into any type of money making opportunity, you will want to do your research. Search for the company's name to see if their have been any complaints files. Search around the net and you will find many different sites that talk about online make money scams. Not all of them are scams of course but you want to make sure you do your research in order to avoid becoming another victim. So before you get yourself into any of the many internet businesses that are available, make sure you do your research. You might just stumble on a great opportunity that will actually help you retire early without selling your soul.



Feb 3, 2010 6:49am
Great information. Thank you for the warnings!
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