Ever notice that when you happen upon a scammy presell page, there is always a nice little collection of logo and badges certifying that the website you’re on is absolutely, entirely not a scam? I have recently and it is stupid sales gimmicks like these that sucker people into throwing away money.
Scam-X can kiss my ass.
Scam-X boasts that any website displaying the ‘Scam-x seal of approval’ is certifiably not a scam. Yet, the seal is found on known-scam websites such as workathomeemailprocessors.com which makes claims that you can make thousands of dollars per day reading emails. A quick search for reviews yields plenty of user-generated reviews claiming of losing money to a sales-page that outright lied to them. How can this be? Did they not see the Scam-X seal of approval?
Marketing gimmicks like these are often created by the owners of illegitimate companies to hide the fact that their own website or product is a load of crap. It takes years and a lot of positive reviews to build a good reputation online. This amount of effort and work can’t be replaced by a simple button that could be made by anyone in about three minutes flat.
What about the Better Business Bureau?
Surely if a website has the BBB logo and a link back to the website, they are a legitimate worth-while online business, right?
The Better Business Bureau is actually a great way to determine whether or not a website is a scam. HOWEVER, a picture of the BBB logo appears on a website DOES NOT mean that particular website is endorsed by the BBB. Hell, anyone can put up a picture of the BBB logo and link to their website. If you come across a BBB logo and there is no link to the business’s profile, it is probably a scam.
Always, always, always do your research when it comes to online products and programs. Don’t trust simple buttons or logos.