Don’t Get Fooled By Dubious Money Making Opportunities On The Internet
Quick cash – the EASY way is a lazy person’s dream come true. The illusion of great riches often clouds the reality of working hard for money. There is nothing new about get-rich-quick scams and it is only common that scam participants are often promised instant wealth while the authenticity of these schemes remain questionable.
Although get-rich-quick schemes have been around for a long time, in recent years, these scams have spread even more rampantly to the homes of many innocent victims through the convenience of the Internet. It is true – A lot of us would find the chance of making money and staying at home simply irresistible. Hence, we’re prime targets, marked for every home business opportunity in the book.
Here are some tips:
- Be Wary Of Anonymous Email Addresses Without Proper References
This sort of email will usually be filled with plenty of CAPITAL LETTERS and $$$ signs proclaiming easy money. You would often see words like, IT’S FAST AND EASY, YOU CAN EARN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, EARN $$$ DOING NOTHING and so on. These emails usually concentrate largely on how easy it is to obtain large sums of money very quickly without any hard work. Which brings us to our next point.
- If It Looks Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is
If you want to make a few thousands of dollars quickly, please take a moment to read and understand this simple program, reads the body text of one email I received. It continues, I am certain that you could find a use for US$50,000 or more in the next 90 days. While the initial part of the email proclaims almost instant cash with no sweat involved, upon further reading I discover that in order to qualify, I would actually have to put up a substantial sum of my own money. As risky as this may sound, the email attests there are “no risks” involved.
- Sense Of Urgency
There will always be a sense of urgency, such as “This offer is only valid for the first 10 people who respond”. Scam originators hurry you into making a decision about giving your money to them. Scammers know that the faster you act, the less you think and research. And if this is a fly-by-night company, these time limits provide a better opportunity to take the money and run. Sometimes, you would actually have to send in your money first before you learn more details about the scheme.
- Sourcing For Victims
Wonder how spammers get your email address? Using email collector programs, spammers search the Web for as many email addresses as they want, whether these addresses are located on a personal Web page, a business site or other information directories of public domain. Some spammers even go to the extent of writing programs to collect emails from newsgroups where each user is identified personally with his/ her name and email address.
There are also email marketers who obtain a list of email addresses and other personal information when you sign up for online services or products.
- Don�t Become A Victim
Don’t open emails from people you don’t know. If you choose to do so, you are also at risk of getting your computer prone to a host of new viruses. As tempting as the home business opportunity may sound, you should always reject offers where you are not told exactly who you are dealing with or the exact location of where to send your money to.
Don’t be fooled into purchasing lists of companies looking for homeworkers. These may not necessarily be true as the companies listed may not be looking for homeworkers or have agreed to be listed in the first place.
Be skeptical about the business opportunity and ask as many questions as you can about it. If the company appears to provide you with evasive answers, then be very cautious about proceeding further.
Be wary of positive “testimonials” and “true experiences” presented to you in writing as these could be fictitious, presented by people paid to say such things.