How to Recognize a Money Making Online Scam

The number one way to recognize an online money making scam is your ‘gut instinct’.  Your intuition and inner body self will let you know.  The old saying ‘If it’s too good to be true, then it most likely is”, and another old saying, “Don’t believe everything you read” still holds true today as well.  Don’t ignore your gut instinct, it will serve you well in distinguishing a money making online scam.

If you remain skeptical, and are still unsure as to the legitimacy of an online money making venture, go to Google and type in the name of the product you are considering and the word ‘scam’.  The results will reflect any comments made by persons that have felt victimized by a scam and want to get the word out to others. 

Another way to recognize an online scam is to beware of tactics used by con artists, such as if someone is offering you something for nothing in an email.  Only individuals and businesses that YOU have contacted first should have your email address.  Your email is yours.  Therefore it is private.  After all, isn’t that why when creating an email address, you painstakingly think of a user name and password.  Your intention of creating your own unique email address is so that it will be private and remain so, until you so choose to give it to an individual or business.  A good rule of thumb is if you receive an email from an unknown source, do not open it.  It is a scam.  If you throw caution to the wind and open the email, in so doing it could potentially have a deadly effect on your computer, invading it with harmful viruses and allowing someone to know your personal information.  Just because they knock, you don’t have to open.