Online scams and frauds are big business, but only for the scammer and fraudulent delinquent. The problem is that half of the guilty parties who debut these scams to make money, honestly do not have precise intentions to unveil them as scams and rip offs to take your money. Most of these guys just have a quick, not fully thought out plan or system to offer, and really do not care how it works for those who buy into them.
Now there are some who are specifically out there just to take you. For example, the notorious email scams that have been pretty viral the last several years. Usually they are from Nigeria or some other African country, with promises of millions to you, and all you have to do is pay the transfer fees. Yeah, right.
First things first, normally these scams and frauds are presented in magnificent fashion, with promises of huge amounts of money, and only a few buttons to click to receive these massive returns. Now contrary to what most believe, there are ways to make massive amounts of money online, and fast, but there is work to be done in order to get these payouts. If there is no clear strategy given on how to receive this money, than more than likely you can chalk it up as a scam or fraud.
Even these systems of gaining huge amounts of traffic to your site or affiliate link with only a click of a few buttons are, in a word, unrealistic. Now do not get me wrong, as I have stated, there are ways to get these huge payouts and even hoards of traffic very quickly, but some work has to be done in order to reap these benefits.
There was one so-called email scam that existed that claimed it was highly noted by Oprah, 20/20, and even CNN, and people were making anywhere from $40,000-$800,000 in less than a month. The thing with this email was that it actually was not like any of these scams and frauds. However, it only worked if people bought into it. Of course, very few did. And since only very few did, not many people saw this kind of money, and most simply labeled it an email scam. This was a case where skepticism outweighed faith, and a bad name was given to something that could have worked for everyone who received this email. Plus, most people do not have a great, responsive email list to blast to, and copy and pasting was a bit tedious.
Understand that these scams and frauds are real. And there are people out there that only want to take your money, with no conscious at all. However, just because something is not of your forte, does not label it a scam. Do your due diligence first. Find out more about the particular product or system you are reviewing. Ask around! When all else fails, weigh your options and make a decision on whether or not that particular product or system is even worth your money and time to invest in. Nowadays, most programs have a money back guarantee. And if your transaction is made through mediums such as PayPal, you will get your money back.
The bottom line is, if there are claims of you standing to make thousands overnight, and there seems to be no kind of work to be done, it is more than likely a scam. A lot of these salescopy pages for these scams and ripoff sites are dead giveaways anyway. Check the administration or customer service email and ask questions. Most of these sites will not even give you response in the first place. Find out more. If the product or system is genuine, it will be brought to light before you dip into your account for them.
Harold S is a seasoned internet marketer and writer of over 5 years. His work ranges from CPA approvals to video marketing. With a concentration on creating income streams online with the least amount of work, he has decided to focus more on giving insight via article marketing. Click here to view his partnered blog site: http://www.makingmoneygiving.com/Larry-Sabers-blog