Make money online scams are everywhere; they all promise the get-rich-quick dream. Is there such a thing? How do I spot the scams? What are the fair dinkum ways to make money online? Let’s look at some more common ways to make money online and spot the scams.
Making money online can be easy; it can also be hard if you don’t have the right info and fall victim to one of the many scammers out there. These days it seems that everyone knows the secret to get rich quick with little to NO hard work required. Well, all I can say is – “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
The truth is there are heaps of ways to make a lot of money online, some are easier than others, but they all require work and dedication. Some MMO strategies may be easy, but the work required may not be quick or easy, it often takes time and consistency to succeed in the online world.
If you want to be around long term and make a decent living online you at least need to spend the time initially in the setting up of the business and then some time maintaining it, Yes you can make money while you sleep, but it requires work to set that up in the first place.
Common Scams Types.
These are a prevalent scam in today s online world. They often promise very high returns (you know too good to be true). You can make good money online these days investing but be very wary, especially if someone else is offering to do it for you.
Online trading scams have been big in recent times, especially in the crypto space. You can make really good money investing in crypto, but you need to learn to do it yourself, I personally trade crypto. Don’t give someone $250 and expect them to make you a fortune overnight, and it’s NOT going to happen despite the promises. Some of them might even pay you some money at the start to suck you in a bit further before they scam you big time and disappear with all your money.
Any offer of guaranteed high returns on investments is probably a scam. If an opportunity seems reasonable, do your research check that the company is legitimate, use google, and see if you can find any dirt before you invest. Search for the company directors or founders etc… see if you can find a profile on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc…
Anyone legitimate you should be able to find some info on because they have nothing to hide, so don’t get caught up in the hype or have FOMO do your research before investing your hard-earned cash.
Work at Home – Job Scam
I get these all the time on my phone, you know “come work for me $5900 a day, just need a PC and internet” The catch is you usually have to pay for a training program upfront, and once they have all your details and money you will never hear from them again. If you are lucky you will only lose your money, the worst case they will sell your personal details.
People still fall for these, remember “if it sounds too good to be true” you know what to do – your research. All these sorts of scammers are usually pushy as well and will try to pressure you to commit. They will say there are limited spots left, and you don’t want to miss out, remember this is all BS. Do your research before committing to anything if it is genuine you won’t miss out. They contacted you, so if they genuinely wanted you, they will wait.
MLM & Pyramid schemes
MLM or multi-level marketing scheme, pyramid scheme, Ponzi scheme call them what you want, they have been around for a long time, long before the internet. The schemes are basically the same; they use the internet to promote them now.
I have come across a few of these types of schemes lately on Facebook; in fact, I nearly got sucked into one until I did my research. The bloke who sent me the offer seemed genuine, and he was a fellow Ozzie who lived not far from me and appeared to be living the Dreamlife and making some good coin. He was promoting what seemed like an excellent product as well but when I looked into it – you know done my research, the founders had been done for a pyramid scheme previously, I found some dirt.
I also compared their products which are all “personal development” products to similar products from the best in the industry like Tony Robins etc… and they were way overpriced. Now I have no doubt that the bloke who was introducing me was making a good living, but it was just a Ponzi scheme in disguise, the first few sales went directly to him, anyway I gave it a miss due to my research.
This one almost seemed legit, but at the end of the day it was selling an overpriced product and relied on a constant stream of new members and the owners had been done for a Ponzi scheme before. Please do your research people it might save you getting scammed.
How to spot “make money online scams.”
I have mentioned a few of the different types of scams above. Still, in reality, there are thousands more, at the end of the day you need to be a bit smarter, so you do not fall victim to these scum bags, I have already mentioned some ways to spot the scams, but I will list them again because it is important, so you don’t lose ANY of your hard-earned cash to these low lives.
- Do your research – use google etc… see what you can find, do a company search etc…
- Do not get FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out; don’t let anyone pressure you.
- Do not give out personal details – Unless you know and TRUST whoever wants them.
- Do not give your Bank Details – That goes for any account, PayPal, don’t link a trading account etc…
- Do check out their Claims – If they are making big promises, do some research and see if they are true.
- REMEMBER – “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is” Do your research, ask someone else you trust to have a look
I have been Scammed – What NOW!
If you’ve been scammed, you are not alone; however, there is not a lot you can do, and you are not likely to get your money back. There are a few things you can do they are
- Keep all evidence, record / save all the info you have, take screenshots, copy all details, emails, names, websites etc…
- If you have shared Bank details – contact your bank immediately.
- Report the scam, for Australia; there are places like Scam Watch.
None of these things will guarantee you get your money back once you have been scammed the best way to keep your money in your pocket is DON’T get scammed in the first place.
I’ll repeat it do the research use google, type things into google like – XYZ company review, XYZ company scam see what you can find.
Takeaway – My thoughts
There are a lot of genuine offers out there that do work. The keyword here is work there is no Freeride, all the genuine offers require some amount of work, some are easier than others, some require a certain type of skill. Just remember if it sounds too good to be true it probably is, do your research before you commit to anything.
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If you have any questions about MMO, drop them in the box below or if you come across any scams let me know alright.
See ya later Mates