Tired of getting scammed by on-line businesses?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by wallpaperguy, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. wallpaperguy

    wallpaperguy New Member

    I don't know about you but I am sick and tired of getting scammed by on-line businesses.!I am writing this so anyone who as been scammed, can post these websites here to warn others. Maybe we all can help others not make the same mistake we all have.Save them all a few dollars so they can invest there money into legitimate opportunities.Lets take some of the bite out of there crooks.Remember an educated consumer is someones best client. [​IMG]
     
  2. chrisg942

    chrisg942 New Member

    I hear ya Paperguy there are tons of scams out there, but it looks like you found a good program.

    Chris
     
  3. wallpaperguy

    wallpaperguy New Member

    Thanks chrisg its been working for me so far.
     
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Check out the Ripoffreport.com if there are any specific companies that you think might be scams...
     
  5. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Most online scams make very unrealistic promises.
     
  6. Casper

    Casper New Member

    getagrip: Check out the Ripoffreport.com if there are any specific companies that you think might be scams...

    The Ripoffreport is good but people who have not had success with a company for some reason will also post there & it could be on a totally legitimate business.
     
  7. wallpaperguy

    wallpaperguy New Member

    I figured we could get a list going from personal experience
     
  8. BlueJ33

    BlueJ33 New Member

    The best way to avoid being scammed is just to do your research. Make sure the product that you're buying is popular and gives results. Even if you don't necessarily succeed with it, at least some crook doesn't have your credit card information.
     
  9. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    BlueJ33: The best way to avoid being scammed is just to do your research.
    While researching and investigating an offer prior to getting involved is great advice, it's not a fail-safe method for avoiding online scams altogether. At best, it alerts you to the possibility that something may not be quite right with a particular Web business and you should proceed with caution.

    Some scam sites are obvious; they are poorly designed, the copy is sloppy and the offer is glaringly to good to be true. Others have an extremely professional and sophisticated presentation, accompanied by compelling copy and super persuasive promises. Their offers are sufficiently amazing to incite your imagination, massage your believability and relax your buying resistance.

    And then they get you!

    The only way to absolutely avoid getting scammed is not to buy anything online, and we know that's not a practical solution. There are few people who are pursuing earning money online, who haven't been burned at least once. It's all part of the experience and learning process.

    One benefit that results from having been scammed is the ever-present alertness you develop when scouting opportunities online. It's always in the background, and when you are performing your due diligence, it feeds your intuition, which is also a critical part of the decision-making process.

    Balancing your judgment between what the facts indicate and what your gut tells you, is a skill that helps you to avoid the pitfalls more often than not.

    Hermas
     
  10. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    A8ch: ...Balancing your judgment between what the facts indicate and what your gut tells you, is a skill that helps you to avoid the pitfalls more often than not.

    Well said Hermas and I'm with you.

    Let your neocortex and your limbic system partner up to form an effective defense against black hat predators.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  11. cupbucket

    cupbucket New Member

    if unsure about a business opportunity just type in it's name followed by "scam" and see what comes up. Be discerning though as not all info is accurate.
     
  12. Shadowkahn1234

    Shadowkahn1234 New Member

    Well said wallpaperguy.
    I searched and searched for months looking for an online business that I trusted to be real. Everytime I found one with promise I searched it on Google with the words review and scam after them and almost very single time it came back with numerous hits as SCAM. I also agree with Hermas that your instincts will guide you well if you watch and listen.
    Here's a familiar scenario. You search for Making Money From Home opportunities and something like 40 million (sarcasm) hits come up. You click on the first one and are directed to a web page that has a picture of some guy standing in front of a multi-million dollar house and an exotic sports car. This is accompanied by a title that says something like, "Make $3 million dollars in 7 days with my system!!" Really? Doubt it.
    I'm not sure about listing sites here as scams. It might cause some problems but if people will follow the good advice given in this forum then we all might keep more of our hard earned money.
    Have a great day!![​IMG]
     
  13. Twrestler07

    Twrestler07 New Member

    yes i am and i'm not about to waste any more money online
     

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