Easy money Scams – A Scary Proposal
Red Lights and Sirens
The main focus of this site
is to reveal resources that specialize in uncovering deceptive practices used by companies to recruit new “self-employed” associates in both Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and other marketing opportunities.
I also intend to shine a light on companies that offer legitimate, viable opportunities through which you may build your own successful work-from-home Internet Affiliate Marketing business.
The fist indicator that you have encountered a scam comes when warning signs trigger in your brain while you are reading or listening to the offer.
If it looks too good to be true then it probably is.
If you believe you’ve been a victim of Internet fraud or cyber crime by all means report it.
The best way to do that is by filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Be extremely leery of “Limited Time or Expiring Offers” warning that you will miss the opportunity if you don’t sign up RIGHT NOW. Legitimate companies provide long-term opportunities, usually with a FREE introductory viewing period before a decision has to be made whether to sign up, or at least a money back guarantee if you become dissatisfied within a certain time period.
Before you get tempted
Don’t click on that dream offer until you take the time to perform a Goggle search of the company or person presenting the offer. Chances are very good if it is a scam it has already been exposed and ample warnings will appear on the first search results page on Google.
Before someone agrees to anything online, they generally seek out a review of the site they are viewing and the product or service they are interested in acquiring and the company selling it.
IF THEY DON’T, they certainly should.
People tend to mistrust the online marketing industry because either they have been personally scammed or they have heard too many stories from friends who either got scammed or knew of someone that did.
I recommend researching before buying any product or service online by typing in searches like:
PRODUCT_NAME bbb rating
does PRODUCT_NAME work
is PRODUCT_NAME legit
Replace PRODUCT_NAME with any product you are investigating while trying these different keywords and you are sure to find accurate reviews to help you determine your next move.
If not, you may want to still investigate further before committing to something you may regret later.
Rather than waste your time trying to list companies and websites that are engaging in unscrupulous practices I would prefer to refer you to companies that have invested much time and full-time employee resources to research companies and report scams. It may take me some time to compile a list because timely responses and permissions to share take time to acquire, so check back here periodically for updates and news.
Companies that specialize in investigating scams:
Not everyone out there is simply trying to grab your money and run.
There are lots of real online business opportunities available to teach the average Joe & Jane how to make money working from home in their spare time. A good living CAN be attained through Internet based Affiliate Marketing. It will not likely be accomplished without involving time, effort, training and some monetary investment.
Affiliate marketing (as defined by Wikipedia) is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates (or advertisers) for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity, resulting in the emergence of a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.
On the pages that follow I will attempt to explain in detail which affiliate program taught me how to build this website and why it is the one I have the most confidence in, and why it best matches my goals .
To find out more click here to advance to the next post and read on.
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