Forewarned is Forearmed: Know the 3 Tell-Tale Signs of a Home-Based Scam
Home-based scams have victimized millions of people around the world. One of them is probably one of your colleagues,Â your neighbor or it could one of your relatives.Â Donâ€™t become part of this statistic.
Here are 3 signs that home-based business opportunity you’re considering is a dirty scam:
1. If it’s too good to be true, it almost always is.
‘Make Thousands a Day, No Experience Necessary!’ ‘$3,000 Within 24 Hours Using Our Home-based System!’ ‘I Made $$$$ Without Working!’
Do all these promises sound familiar? They should be. They are part of the marketing tricks some of the most popular home-based scams use. Words will change but the idea remains the same: you can earn more money than you’ve ever dreamed of without doing a lot of work.
Unfortunately, promises of riches that are this good are bound to fail. Stay away from get-rich-quick schemes and people who tell you they’ve stumbled upon a secret way to make zillions of money. If they did, they wouldnâ€™t be telling you about it from a link to a website that looks like it was designed by your fifth grade nephew.
2. Before anything else, pay up.
An upfront fee is one of the top tell-tale signs of a home-based scam. It will sound convincing but do you really need to pay a hundred bucks or more for a business system you have never heard of? Worse, a system that was never explained to you?
Chances are, the people who run that home-based scam will just take your money, send you a useless kit or generic business guide and leave you to your own devices.
3. Everybody’s in on it.
If everyone else is suspicious of that offer, why shouldnâ€™t you be? If you’ve snooped around in forums on the internet and have read reports of that home-based scam or if everybody else around you is telling you it’s a fake, take heed. Wisdom is learned but you could gain it without losing your money or your pride.
Do you know someone who was recently victimized by Home-Based Scams? Would you mind sharing it?
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