Avoiding Internet Sharks
and Scam Artists
In this period of economic tension, more and more people are
looking into supplementing their income from the Internet. Most of
these people are honest.
But some are simply predators preying on the the urgent need of
many. They present themselves as providers with offers of money
making schemes - often with outrageous claims of easily attained
riches with little or no effort.
They are the ultimate "Scam Artists".
If you are one of the
many considering the Internet as a source for earning some extra
income, keep in mind the old caveats, "Buyer Beware", and "If it
sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't true."
How do you check if an offer is legitimate or not?
There are Websites that outline
scams online. A simple Google search will turn up several top
Websites and it is always a good idea to check and see what is not
Most online work at home jobs
are scams. There are more people who want to work at home than there
are jobs, so it doesn't make sense that a Website could offer this
type of job. Mostly, they want to have you pay them to give you a
list of places that want you to set up an account, give them start
up money for a kit or some such information, and then they do
nothing to help you make money.
Affiliate programs can be a
money-making situation. However, there are plenty of those that
disappear after a while so be sure you know the company behind the
program. Never enter your credit card CVV number to register
information, only for an online purchase.
Never enter any personal information on a Website that does not
have the httpS:// in their website address and there should also be
the image of a closed lock on the bottom or top of the Website
It's very easy to do a quick search on Google with the offer name
or the name of the person presenting the offer. There will be many
blogs and other people's comment if the offer is good or bad. It's
worth taking a little time to read what other people have written
regarding the offer you are considering.
There is no quick way to make money online without some work and
sacrifice and anyone who makes it sound too easy is most likely
offering to line their pockets and not yours.
Beware of any offers that ask you for money upfront and ask for
inventory purchase or paid training. There are many ways to learn
online and those that are honest will always stand out.
Being an online worker that
makes money is entirely possible if you check the company out, check
out the offer to see if it really sounds reasonable, take your time,
and do not pay money upfront for a job.
By avoiding the online Scammers, and being prepared for the honest
effort required, you will have a much better opportunity to earn
some extra income.
... Richard Rossbauer
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