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How to Avoid the Work from Home Scams — 8 Comments

  1. One of the problems and the reason I believe scams work so well especially the pyramid scams is that we live in a society where we all want instant gratification. If you can recognize the phycology in human behavior it is easy to see why scams will continue to exist for years to come. Articles such as this brings the signs to look for out in the open. I think it is important to realize the difference between scams and legit business models.

    • Thanks for sharing your views on the subject Cathy. I must say you have nailed it right on the head, it is exactly this desire for instant gratification and wanting to do as less as possible to earn a lot of money that pushes people to believe in scams. And, of course, the scammers out there know it very well, and take full advantage of the situation.

      I look forward to seeing you again very soon on this site Cathy.

      By the way, I have just posted a new article which I am sure will interest you.

      Cheers,

      John

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing this expository review. I’ve been scammed alot by these people of several occasion and it really makes me fear doing businesses onlin and I don’t want to be a victim of it again although I don’t know how to avoid it. But reading this post have given me an insight on how to avoid them. I’ll surely explain to my friends what I’ve learned from here and I’ll look out for more of your post. 

    • Thanks for being a regular reader of my content Dane, I do appreciate your comments as well as my readers. I am glad that you found this scam review useful and that it will help you overcoming your fear of being scammed.

      Although the Internet is an excellent breeding ground for scammers, there are still some great money making opportunities out there and I hope that this blog post will help my readers to find one that they can work with and to avoid and / or better still, to report those that look rather doubtful.

      I wish you a great day and weekend Dane.

      Cheers,

      John

  3. How many of these scams promise that you will be earning thousands within days. Being online for a while now I have come to realize that this is just never the case. 

    You have raised some great alerts in this article on how to avoid scams. The stuffing envelopes one must be one of the oldest scams in existence, with chain letters close behind.  What is the worst scam that you have ever fallen for?

    • Hi Michel, 

      I am glad to have an Internet Marketer with experience among my readers. Thanks for clarifying as I would have thought that chain letters was the first scam invented, anyway, they must be close together with the stuffing of envelopes.

      What amazes me is that they still work, can you believe it?

      Anyway, I have been had a few times by chain letters, offline and online. You would say, I could have learned from the first or second time, but as there are so many variants to this scam, you think that the last one was the legit one, as the theory behind it makes so much sense.

      And of course, as a newbie I have been scammed many time, but as we say, you learn from your mistakes, right?

      One of my worst mistakes was to join ClickBank Pirate. It took me a long time to realize that it was a scam. 

      I wish you the very best with your online projects Michel.

      John

  4. Hi John,

    Obviously you have been in the online business for years and know what’s legit and what’s not. I have not been the victim of an online scam so far, but I am still new in this business, and one cannot be too careful.  Personally I am grateful I found Wealthy Affiliate.  This is a platform people can trust.  No empty or dishonest promises.  It’s solid training and great support from the community.

    Without being scams, there are lots of companies trying to sell you unnecessary tools or services.  My rule of thumb is I won’t invest before I already have some kind of market, preferably sales, and I am also always looking out for upsells.  Will you be addressing the traps of bad investments online as well?

    Thanks again for this honest article.

    Vincent 

    • Thanks very much for reading my latest article on ways to avoid scams with work from home offers Vincent. I am glad that you are also a member of Wealthy Affiliate as it is, to my knowledge, the best money making opportunity out there.

      I have so many topics to cover and “the traps of bad investments online” is on my todo list, so stay tuned or better still, sign up for my newsletter so that you will be notified as soon as a new article is posted. The sign up form is on the right column, towards the top.

      I wish you an excellent day!

      John

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