The internet is a great place to earn money and find great deals. Unfortunately the internet is also a place where you can lose money to scam websites. So how can you tell a website is a scam? There are several sure signs that a website is a scam. However, there are different types of scams on the internet, so be aware.

Things You Will Need

! Patience
! Your Thinking Cap

Step 1

Take a good look at the website. If you have to pay for a product that offers to make you money there is a 99.9% chance that it is a scam. Most of these will not help you in any way shape or form to make money. A website that is free is always your best chance.

Step 2

If you have thoroughly examined the website already and it is free to join, read the website's terms of service. This another easy way to tell if a website is a scam or has the chance of becoming a scam. Any website that's terms of service say

"we may terminate your account at any time"

is most likely going to be a scam!

Step 3

In regards to paid to click sites and other paid to read sites make sure the site is sustainable. For instant, if the site is paying you 1 cent per click and 1 cent per referral click, and is selling ads for $1 per 1000, the site is not sustainable. This means the site is going to close along with everyone's money. A sure sign that a website is a scam will be that it is unsustainable.

Step 4

Anything that seems too good to be true! Yes if a website is offering you a dollar to click on ads, chances are it is a scam. Well, it definitely is a scam.

Step 5

This step is most likely the most obvious. Do a little research. Type it in on google. Find out whether or not the site actually pays or is just going to take your money. Also look at scam site list. People do not make those for nothing you know.
There are many ways to tell a website is a scam. These are some that people do overlook, believe it or not. So everyone be careful, because as wonderful as the internet is, it can also be a treacherous place.

Tips & Warnings

~if a website makes you pay, stay away
~read the website's terms of service
~do a little research on a website before joining

! Do not give out any important information (SSN etc.)
! See if the website is on a scamlist