So many people say they get scammed and complain that everything online is dishonest. They turn to the Internet to learn how to make money and instead of adding to their bank account, they watch it shrink as they pay for system after system that doesn’t teach them a thing. It can be frustrating but some of the fault lies with these people who should have been LESS TRUSTING and done more work upfront before they paid their money.
Everyone has heard the saying that if something sounds too good to be true, it is. Why then are people so easily fooled by “make money” programs and systems?
I think one of the reasons is that people are searching for a dream, they truly do need money, and because of that they let their common sense fly out the window. Desperation leads folks to pull out their wallets quicker than they normally would if they weren’t in such need of some way to make money that will get them through this recession.
Another reason is that many online money making scams only charge you a small processing fee or shipping fee up front and then charge you later for much more. They fool you into thinking the product is much cheaper than it really is. Of course the real thing they fool you about is that the product will help you make money in the first place as most of them are full of empty promises and hype.
Before you pull out your debit or credit card for any online program or product, you should always scroll down to the bottom of the page. There you should see links to a “disclaimer” and “terms and conditions” that will help you have a better understanding of what to expect. You might even see them spelled out at the bottom of the page and not even have to click a link to view them. Here is one that should raise a lot of red flags for anyone thinking of making the purchase:
If you read any of carefully you will notice that it almost reads as reasons NOT to make the purchase. From warning after warning it pretty much spells out that the product will work for only a select few who are willing to pay for additional training and do a lot of other things exactly right. How many people would pay money for something like this that clearly states up front that your chances of making money with it are slim? Probably not many but the problem is that people never bother to go to the bottom of the web pages and read the fine print.
Don’t get caught up in the dream of making money online and allow it to cloud your judgement. Before you buy any Internet marketing ebook or program online, you should research it first. Before you even get to that step you should always read the small print at the bottom of the page. The FTC is cracking down on things like this now and so most sales pages will have additional information (sometimes in links) that may immediately alert you to the fact that you should steer clear and NOT buy.