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- If you have to pay $49, $279, or $479 to start a “job,” it’s probably a scam.
- If you don’t know exactly what you’ll be doing and exactly how much you’ll get paid to do it, it’s probably a scam.
- If you have to email us to ask if you can make a million dollars doing data entry, it’s probably a scam.
- If you can’t find a phone number and talk to a real person, it might be a scam.
- If the program you want to join is called the “Ultimate Wealth Package” “Make $7,777 in 7 hours” or “I Sold My Grandmother for $25 Million Dollars and You Can Too,” it’s probably a scam.
- If the page contains pictures of gold, fancy cars, or wads of cash, it’s probably a scam.
- If there are lots of testimonials from “Nancy L. in Tulsa” or any other First-Name-Last-Initial in Any American City, it might be a scam.
Do you know why there are so many scams online? Because they work. People buy into them in droves, hoping that their ship has finally come in and the hard times are behind them. If you’re about to buy into their hype, you’re believing that you can make more money than most top paid CEOs in the country sitting in front of your computer on a daily basis, doing hardly any work. There is no online “job” out there that will bring you thousands of dollars for filling out forms, typing in ads, or whatever it is they’re promising. If there were such a job, everybody would be doing it and everybody would be driving around in their new Ferraris.
The only people making any money with these programs are the scammers who created them. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. They are just trying to cash in on your emotional hot buttons, like wanting to stay home with a new baby, wanting to make up a lost income, or a simple desire to make money. You will lose every cent you invest in the program regardless of how many Better Business Bureau logos or how many 100% money back guarantees are listed on the page.
Money-back guarantees are like playing the house in Las Vegas: it’s a numbers game and the seller can’t really lose. If I sell 10 “Memberships” for $50 with a 30-day money-back guarantee, how many guarantees do I have to honor and still make a profit? 9, right? But a much smaller percentage than that will actually ask for a refund, so I’m golden even if as many as 5/10 members hate my program and want their money back. And by offering a guarantee, I’ve sold 10 times more than I would have without it.
We know how badly you want to believe the promises; we know some people badly need to make more money and they turn to the Internet to do it. But remember, it’s because of people who turn to the Internet with their hearts rather than their heads that these scams survive and thrive.