Ways to avoid scams online – How to escape them!

Written by Guest Blogger, Denis Blachard with GratefulAffiliate.com

With the explosion and huge expansion of the internet in the last decades, there is an ever-increasing amount of phoney and very low-quality programs out there claiming the same thing: “they can make you rich in a very short period of time”.  That is the very reason for this article, Ways to avoid scams online – How to escape them!

Case of Millions

Most of them are saying that they are legit, and they even talk about other “gurus” selling bogus products when they do their sales pitch.

However, when you dig in little deeper, the new users and the inexperienced online business owners in the industry are mislead to believe that these programs are legit.

In reality, they are just part of sales funnels that pry on people’s emotions and lead them to believe bogus claims of overnight riches.

The Bait and Switch Online

These programs all have the same purpose, they want to make a quick buck from the unexperienced person looking for ways to make money with the Internet.  And it seems that there are hundreds of those “new ways” to make money online coming out everyday, and all of them are claiming pretty much the same song and dance!  

They claim to be part of Affiliate Marketing, but in reality, it’s all a “bait and switch” system.  

They bring the new user in with a low-cost offer, then in order to take full advantage of their “system” and to really be able to make the money that they claimed you should be making on their sales page or video, you have to buy their “upsells” and/or “down sells”.  

It’s a never ending vicious circle!

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How to recognize a fake or low-quality program


There are multiple ways that an inexperienced user will be taken to a sales page from one of these programs.  It can either be through email, Facebook ads, other social media, and even while using search engines like Google or Bing and any other way you can think of.

These people do get creative to bring in people to their “squeeze page”.

Here are a few things you should be looking for before deciding on joining one of these fake and/or low-quality programs:

(1) They make outrageous money claims and it’s all on auto-pilot, so you don’t have to work.

The first and obvious way to recognize a fake or low-quality program is when they make bold claims and guarantees that if you buy in their system, you will make $1,000’s within a very short period.

Here’s a good example:

Simple Money Making Method

They make these outrageous earning claims and they show off their bank accounts with hundred of thousands and sometimes million dollars in them and show off their Lamborghinis and big mansions.

Millionaire Lifestyle


All this, usually on a “done for you” secret system that nobody knows about and that will do all the heavy lifting for you. All you would have to do is work a few minutes a day.

Here is one that is saying that if you work just 20 minutes a day, you will be rich within a year!

Income Proof or Spoof?

What they are doing is aiming their sales pitch to people that want everything right away! I think we all have that feeling inside of us, especially when starting something new, we all want to make money fast, but in reality, if it’s too good to be true, it usually is!

(2) They target the new comer to the industry and take advantage of their inexperience.



It’s common knowledge among more experienced online business people that it takes time and effort in order to build a valuable and successful business, either online or off, it follows pretty much he same rules.


However, people that are new to the industry are the most vulnerable and are the targets of these programs. If and when they join, they soon find out that it’s not what they were promised.





So, when they find out that they got ripped-off, they feel embarrassed and often just pretend it never happened and just go on their way instead of reporting these schemes to the FTC or the Better Business Bureau.

The FTC has brought down quite a few of those programs lately, along with their owners and prime affiliates, and they are about to bring more of them down!  This is a GOOD thing. At least we have someone looking after the regular Joe that is just starting out! And I hope that they (The FTC) continue watching and bringing those misleading programs down.

(3) You must buy their product to know exactly what you are getting for your money.

The sales video is always going on and on about how nice it is to make that kind of money, and there is usually a sad story of some kind on how, they too, were broke and then made some research and found this “secret method” or “untapped way of doing things” that has made them rich.  

There is usually not much said about the actual system and you must buy it to be able make all that money.  They will ramble on and on for 20 to 30 minutes sometimes without talking about the actual system and “how” it works.

Like we mentioned earlier, there are many of these programs and products that will be very affordable (like less than $40) to join or buy, but once you are in, you realize that if you truly want to benefit from their offer, you will have to spend hundreds and sometime thousands more in order to really get what they are proposing in their initial offer.

Cash Collecting Funnel

Some of them will offer your money back if you are not satisfied, and they usually do if they are part of a larger affiliate platform like ClickBank.  But, a lot of times, people will be so embarrassed about how they were fooled to believe that they would be rich quickly, that they don’t even bother contacting them back.

The bottom line is that you will have to give them your credit card number in order to find out exactly what is their “secret method”, and most of the time, it will not be worth the money spent!

(4) They put pressure for you to act immediately or you will lose the opportunity to “get in” their program

You will say things like “Hurry, there is only 6 spots left in this secret system” or something similar.  However, this is only a sales tactic. If you leave the sales page and come back later during the week or even a few weeks later, the same “6 spots” are still the only one left available.  Or that if you leave the sales page, you may lose access to it in the future. That is totally false.

only a few spots remaining

Time sensitive information


These sales tactics are used very often on these programs, and they use these “time sensitive” tactics to get you to click and buy right away, without thinking it over.


(5) They often require to re-sell the same product that you have just bought and that is their way for you to make money.

This happens a lot in these programs. They claim that they are legit and that they are part of Affiliate Marketing, but the reality is that they really are an MLM (Multi level Marketing).  This is a sure sign that you will have to use their “business tactics” and that will lead you to be as phoney as them.

You could probably will make money fast by using this technique and selling these low-quality or fake programs, but if you do have success, it will most probably be short lived.

These sorts of programs come and go and often, they get taken down by legal authorities or the FTC not long after they are out.  Then you would be left out in the cold!

OK, So what Now?

As you can see here, there are a LOT of ways to spot a low-quality or fake program.  And these are just a few of the ways that you can avoid them.

When someone gains experience online, they can easily evade these traps and avoid being taken for a ride and lose money.

But enough of the bad vibes and bogus programs!

There is HOPE, because there is also a very legitimate, ethical and true way to make money online!

One thing I can assure you, it is NOT a “make money fast” scheme!  With this method you will learn how to build a solid foundation and with time and effort, you will scale up your business to make money, even while you sleep!

It’s called Affiliate Marketing

It is my preferred way to do business online.

Unlike the offline world, where brick and mortar are still the norm, you have to buy inventory, and scaling thing up may take years and years.

Affiliate Marketing is a business model where you will be promoting someone else’s product, and when you make a sale from your own website, you get a commission. And these commissions are usually a very high percentage of the sale. The best part: No inventory to buy or product to invent!

With Affiliate Marketing, once you have your foundation/website set up, you can transform your ideas and passion into a thriving online business.

If you have a passion or a hobby, you can turn it into a business.

This online business model is a bit slower than those get rich overnight programs, I will admit.  But it is totally ethical and honest. It is the method of building a solid foundation that will last for years to come.

The platform I use to make money online is called Wealthy Affiliate.

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If you are fed up by all those low-quality programs and you are ready to start your own online business, then please join us.  It’s FREE to join!

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If you have any comments or questions we would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.




Guest Blogger at Tony Lee Hamilton Digital Marketing Veteran


70 thoughts on “Ways to avoid scams online – How to escape them!”

  1. Anyone reading this will be in a much better position when it comes to avoiding online scams. The marketing of these so called products is very clever, and they really know how to draw you in. Unless you are trained to spot the red flags then there is a much higher chance of getting scammed.

    Any program or system that seems to offer the world needs to be researched thoroughly. Also, if it seems too good to be true then it probably is.

    Making money online is very rarely easy, but many people believe the money comes easier online than it does anywhere else. It’s an easy trap to fall into, but articles like this one can help you avoid it.

  2. I couldn’t agree more. As someone who is fairly new to trying to make money online I can confirm that these ‘gurus’ are very tempting. I have fallen into one trap already however its a lesson learned. I think the adage ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ should be displayed on every web browser when it is loaded. 

  3. As someone who does affiliate marketing and has done since 2006, I understand the difference between a scam and an excellent online product.  I’ve been scammed quite a few times and also have spent thousands on courses that could “teach me” affiliate marketing.

    Now that I’ve come across Wealthy Affiliate, I’m there to stay.  It truly is a proper and ethical company that delivers.  Unfortunately, most people who want to learn a living online, will have to go through the scamming process first before they understand the difference between a good offer and a bad one.

    More’s the pity!

  4. This is a very important part that everyone need to be careful with, avoiding scam online is a good thing to learn about as it’ll help you stay safe from potential ripping and scams. This article will serve as a guideline and enlighten people the more about how to escape and avoid scams.

  5. This is a brilliant article about the undesirable programs and why you should not entertain them. They have big red flags flying above them. I know when you are new it’s easy to make a costly mistake, because I have been there and done it.I wish this sort of information was available to me then. The wilder the claims the more you should investigate. It will save you time and a heap of money 

  6. This is not bad at all. I think the best thing is not just telling people about the scam platforms but also going as far as showing them which of those platforms are the actual scams. I like this and I will make sure that I share it with my friends who have also in one time it the other have also been a victim of scam platforms too.

  7. I do believe that one of the worst things to possibly happen to a person is getting scammed and losing a lot from it. It can be a damaging experience that no one will ever wish to be involved in. Scams are very rampant online nowadays and it’s really annoying that people aren’t paying as much attention to it’s as they should. 

  8. Aww so very familiar with bait and switch or even shiny object syndrome. The dream of making millions doing nothing. So many scams yes but affiliate marketing is not only legitimate but highly rewarding when you learn how. One of the best business models in my opinion and it can be done with integrity.

  9. It is so critical that individuals like you’re making a difference individuals maintain a strategic distance from tricks. I was drawn in with the guarantee of fast profit and driven me to having my mail besieged with tons of spam and me losing the money I had contributed. Fortunately for me, it wasn’t a gigantic sum but I know individuals who have misplaced a part since of these tricks. They drag on people’s need for offer assistance with their cash issues, but don’t offer a arrangement. They in truth, make it more awful. Much appreciated once more for sharing. 

  10. There is nothing worst than getting ripped off. Well maybe getting ripped off and having a crappy product too. 

    “These programs all have the same purpose, they want to make a quick buck from the unexperienced person looking for ways to make money with the Internet.  And it seems that there are hundreds of those “new ways” to make money online coming out everyday, and all of them are claiming pretty much the same song and dance!  

    They claim to be part of Affiliate Marketing, but in reality, it’s all a “bait and switch” system.  

    They bring the new user in with a low-cost offer, then in order to take full advantage of their “system” and to really be able to make the money that they claimed you should be making on their sales page or video, you have to buy their “upsells” and/or “down sells”.  

    It’s a never ending vicious circle!”

    This is the absolute truth and something i will keep an eye out for.


  11. Scams are the order of the data and only if we could have achieve it all on the path of being straight and focusing on what is just right, everything else can be done with the soul aim of achieving the very best. this is really great to see here and I value it all here. Thanks you so much 

  12. Hi Tony,

     have come across many of those scam sites that mentioned in the blog; Yes, and it’s true that the prey on the inexperienced, businesses and new to online internet arena. I have come across many on my mobile phone; Everything you say regarding the houses, cars etc.; All true; I am glad there are people/organisations/ authorities chasing these cheats. I am aware of WA and all they offer; The article explains what to be mindful of in good detail.

    Thanks again

  13. Thank you Tony, avoiding scan online takes some really simple steps and all that is there is for us to watch them and avoid them to the fullest. Ole easy way to go about it is reading reviews and another way is not to want to get ruck through short cuts and with all these things we can easily get pass them 

  14. Hi Tony,

    Denis is right, there are a lot of scammer out there, and they are getting more sophisticated in their technique.  With the advancement in technology, they can make anything seem as real.

    When you are active in the internet, you can not afford to avoid scammer, but thanks to you, Denis and other online entrepreneur, you always provide us with warning and review.

    Thank you for this article.

    Kalle and Marie

  15. Scams are very rampant online nowadays and it’s real annoying that people aren’t paying as much attention to it’s so they should, this is a very bad thing, thanks for sharing this amazing article, it’ll serve as an eye opener for people. And it will also teach them how to stay safe from being scammed

  16. Knowing about scams and how they operate would automatically put you a step ageqd of everything else and this is really interesting to see here. I value this information here and thank you so much for sharing here with us all. Thank you and God bless you for the information shared here

  17. From my experience, it’s very complicated to avoid scams when you are an active internet member. When you learn at least just a bit in internet marketing and what is “behind the scene”, you become more aware of what is happening there and not to react on the first ball. It’s obvious when somebody claims “You have to click here as soon as you can and take your 10000$”, it’s a pure scam. 

  18. Hi,

    Much obliged to you for sharing this educational article.

    I have such a significant number of numerous tricks that nothing shocks me any longer on the web. Its actual these folks can guarantee you to store 1000 dollars with them, lay back and unwind on your couch as you continue gathering your cash(oops so natural right?) And then before you even log out they send you with notice updates having connections to the bank subtleties for you to punch in your info. I trust a great many people read this article with the goal that they never fall offenders too,

    Best respects,

  19. i remember a certain period where searched for ways to make money online. i came across so many get reach rich quick schemes…. one that amazed me was a platform that assured me of getting 2500 usd in just 2 days. i was shocked and i made up my mind to be careful and review things before getting involved.

  20. Hi,

    Denis is 100% right. Scammers are every where on line, promising fictitious profit. They promise what is not real just to lure people to buying their product. I am a member of wealthy affiliate and I have followed Kyle’s instruction. They let you know that affiliate marketing is real business. You must be committed to work then you will make money 

  21. Hello there!
    Those are amazing opinions you have there. A lot of people fall victims of online fraud everyday and this is because these fraudsters come up with new strategies everytime to scam people and rip them off their money. This article will really help alot of us to be careful and not fall victim of petty sca, schemes.
    Thanks for those helpful tips.

  22. Hi Tony, Thank you for this informative post. 

    When you wish to wish to earn your bread on the internet like I do learning to spot scams and avoid them is extremely important.

    I have spent years searching and I have stumbled on lots of scams sites and empty promises that either call for an influx of my hard-earned cash and little returns or much effort and little returns to me but for which I believe they get paid. 

    Either way, I have learned to research everything before putting my money on the table, and yes I have learned to be wary of programs that appear too good to be true.

    I have to agree, the online business world is no different from the offline in that it takes planning and effort and those first five years are crucial.


    Candy Benn

  23. Hi

    This is an interesting articles and must be read  for anybody who wants to look for an online business opportunity but with  a range of extremely bad to extremely good  it can be so difficult to know the goats from the sheep. You often have to rely on reviews  written by people who have actually undertaken  the program or know people who have actually tried it. I  think you should know the pitfalls where they promise the world but you find deliver very little. You must do your research before you commit, as error are made if you are too hasty 



  24. Great informative post, this has helped me to spot scams in the future. Some things I have already come across like, site making out the make loads of money with minimum work and showing off luxury houses and cars etc

    I like the ‘so what now’ section offering a solution to the previous points you’ve raised

  25. When I was searching for an online platform that could teach me about affiliate marketing, I found scam after scam, and you are right, they promise you the stars and the moon, “at no effort at all”, it is all automated. One thing that is very noticable is that their lies are always the same, albeit on different websites and with different products, but in the end it is all the same …

    A lot of people seem to go online to find a last minute solution, they have tried everything else and now they hope to get a quick buck online. I know because I have been there myself … and so it is easy to prey on those people … Luckily, I was always put off by those upsells. As soon as they bombarded me with upsells, I was out of there.

    It is a good thing that the FTC exists, and people should report those scammers there. We have to get rid of them and make the internet a safer place. 

    Thank you for sharing this info. It’s very important to know!

  26. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to avoid scams Tony. They are everywhere and it is best for us to do our due diligent so we can save ourselves from the headache, time and our hard eared money. I wish that there is an authority that can do something about these opportunists that take advantage of inexperienced individual.  The do it all for you with just a click away with outrageous making lots of money is a classic one. Sharing the secret sauce is another classic one as well with many hidden upsells. The resell one is a good tip. Never thought of it as the MLM aspect, will keep that in mind. 

  27. The sheer amount of sites and platforms out there promising near impossible services or products these days are staggering. In this day and age it is very important to be able to identify different scam sites so as to be able to avoid them and I think you have surely provided the means for that through this article. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. 

  28. You are hitting on something that really exists that people are too often unaware of. I’ve done online work of various types for a couple of decades and it can still be deceiving and tempting to indulge a new “entrepreneur” as his or her video goes on and on and on. Eventually, I shake my head like coming out of a bad daydream and close the tab where I was watching or reading the senseless crap about getting rich or joining this program to really succeed as an affiliate marketer. Your tips are very helpful and make sense. If it is so effortless to make an extra $2000 a day, why don’t they take their own advice and apply their method to repeated models of what has worked for themselves and become even more wealthy? Especially since they have all this time on their hands while their business is on autopilot. LOL It’s laughable. 

    Anyway, thanks for the tips. They are very insightful and helpful. 


  29. When I was searching for an online platform that could teach me about affiliate marketing, I found scam after scam, and you are right, they promise you the stars and the moon, “at no effort at all”, it is all automated. One thing that is very noticable is that their lies are always the same, albeit on different websites and with different products, but in the end it is all the same …

    A lot of people seem to go online to find a last minute solution, they have tried everything else and now they hope to get a quick buck online. I know because I have been there myself … and so it is easy to prey on those people … Luckily, I was always put off by those upsells. As soon as they bombarded me with upsells, I was out of there.

    It is a good thing that the FTC exists, and people should report those scammers there. We have to get rid of them and make the internet a safer place. 

    Thank you for sharing this info. It’s very important to know!

  30. This article was a pleasure to read as it reminds me of all the Promises that he mentioned are the same ones I have seen and felt for some of them.  Thanks for the information as I think everyone should read and start off right.

    I do not think it could have not been written any better.

  31. Scams have proven to be a business in itself. The scam artists have perfected the craft of luring people into either buying their product or service with the double message of making you a millionaire overnight. I have been victim of several scams which have empty my pockets of my hard earned cash. This is the art of stealing using emails, ads and some other venues just to take your money. You just have to beware of these crooks and thieves that don’t care for you except your cash. Learn how to avoid them, pretty much all these so called “gurus”  use the same tactics. 

  32. Hello Tony, scam sites are much and it’s really sad because lots of people have been the victim of scam sites and some still fall victim till date which is really sad to see. I feel really happy seeing you have given these tips and so we all can learn and at least get a way go away from these scam sites which are getting more by the day. Cheers

  33. Thank you Tony for sharing this article about how to avoid scams online. Thousands of people fall victim of scam in a week and it’s do disheartening as the number still keep on skyrocketing, it makes it hard for people to even trust the real opportunities that could be of help.

  34. Avoiding scams online is really difficult these days. It is very difficult to actually identify scams these days with lots of them actually focusing on other areas that are surreal just to get people like is to scam. I like what you have shared here and saying the very best might encompass looking put for indicators that points out scams

  35. I couldn’t agree more with you content. I saw so much advertisements on social media claim that they able to help people to earn huge amount of money in a short period of time especially during the period of lockdown. They even claim that those people who join them don’t have to put much effort but just invest certain amount of money to them. This kind of advertisements is targeting people that wishing for money but don’t willing to put much effort for it.

    In my opinion, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. If people have the correct mindset and willing to do more research before joining any program, they will definitely avoid from many scams.

    I’m also a member of Wealthy Affiliate and this program is definitely worth to join! We help each other in this program and we achieve success together. Besides, the contents of this programs is far more worth than its price.

    Thanks for sharing such amazing and informative article. Hope this article can help more people to avoid scams online.

  36. Good to be given a fish but better to learn how to catch a fish. Good to be told about different scam platforms but even better to learn how to avoid them. One thing that I have learnt and noticed all the while is that there are some scams online and the reason people fall for them is because of the greediness that they have. This post is a good one.

  37. Hello Tony, Just now read your article “Ways to avoid online scam”. Great insightful article as always. you highlighted the most common characteristics of a scam. Since we joined WA, now there are less chances we can become victims of scams.  There are tons of offers on the Internet that are too good to be true. But, with the help of WA, now I completely understood that it takes time, efforts and patience to earn online.

  38. I completely agree! While diving in more into the affiliate marketing world and how many people are creating fake websites to take advantage of others who just want a clean start in their life. One thing I always keep in mind when looking into “promising” websites that claim they can make you rich is: 1) no company is willing to pay anyone over $100 dollars on a daily basis for doing absolutely nothing and 2) if the website just recently launched and/or has had a name change that means it is not trustworthy. 

  39. Great article, you highlighted the most common characteristics of a scam. I trust autopilot only when it comes to products related to Forex – and not always. I am able to create bots and I can say that so far, some financial products are the cases where bots really work. But this said, as a general rule it is not good when autopilots for MLM business models are in place. Always thanks for your work!  

  40. awsome article! I was obsessed with cryptocurrency scams. Granted, usually, you can join with very little content, but once you enter, you have to spend a lot of money to move from one level to another. In the end, it will never end. Indeed, any viable online business requires time and effort to achieve any profit. thank you for your message.

  41. There are tons of offers on the Internet that are too good to be true. And they usually are. Navigating through all such information and claims are not easy. The tactics that are being used, as described in this article, can be very convincing and get you to think that I haven’t time to lose this opportunity. I have seen them, but so far I have been lucky not to let me be tricked.

    Further, as highlighted in the article, there are other options that are sound and will get you results that are sustainable. I have joined WA myself in March this year and have made good progress.

  42. I wish I had read your article several years ago. I fell prey to one of those and when they started pressing me to go into debt to have an opportunity to make my money back I told them to take a hike. I have explored several opportunities since then but would not take the bait. I came across one platform that I think is great and you have already named it. This article covered all the bases and is very informative for all to read and follow.


  43. Hey Tony,

    You really got the point with this post. Online scams are just behind the corner and “Done For You” services are the most dangerous. I’ve always thought that if somebody knows how to earn a lot of money, why should he or she make the job for a few hundred bucks and make somebody else earn money? If they are earning a lot of money, why do they need to sell a service to earn more and more money?

    In my opinion, we should always pay attention when somebody promises to give us a solution to earn easy money quickly.

    Thank you for this very useful post, I’ve already bookmarked it.

    Have a great day,


  44. Hi Tony, scam businesses are very common today online and it sad that there are still a really high rate of people how still fall victim to them and end up wasting time and money on them while there are good money making means online. One thing that is very common in scan business is the get rich idea which people are prone to falling for. This is a really nice article 

  45. I have friends who use the same tactics, they use the same methods and the words, exactly the same as those mentioned here. They’re making money and yet their programs are not scams. Only that, they’re misleading, and if a victim is not careful in evaluating the program, they will end up like they have been robbed. We can call it a “white collar” crime because you can’t call them scam as they have justifications of the programs they promote.

    For people to avoid scams and misleading programs, I guess they should rather follow what has been said here. Affiliate marketing is the safer zone as programs like Wealthy Affiliate, Amazon, and companies like Commission Junction, they will never scam you nor mislead you. I have thrown in the towel for high ticket items that are scammy, and now settled with affiliate marketing.

  46. Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. I am very sure this review will help others who come across it as its helping me at the moment. The major part our today’s world can not avoid is the outrageous money claims which these scammers uses as a major key to defraud us here in the internet.

  47. Hi,

    Your article is a must read for those who are planning to join any of the online money making training program. In my view the only way to get rich quick is by winning a lottery or something like that. To build any business, online or offline require continues effort and patience. 

    Thanks for the tips.

    Have a great day.

  48. Hello Tony Lee Hamilton, thank you for sharing this informative review article about ways of avoiding being scammed online. a lot of people needs to see this article. it is so sad when i hear people talk about getting scammed online. few hours ago while i was on twitter, i saw how some naive people got scammed of their bitcoin. i would love to share this post around in order to educate people. thanks

  49. Identifying with scams is definitely a good way to know their operative and how best to just stay clear off them.I actually like the overview of the information you have shared here and the fact that anyone can make the best use of this. Avoiding scams online would really help.to boost the chances of knowing the success of working online. Thanks

  50. Very informative article. I am someone who is in the online business for several years now, and I must admit, that in the beginning, I was distracted with “shiny objects” syndrome. I didn’t know how many scams are in the world, and I lost a hundreds and hundreds for investing in many products and courses.
    From my experience, people who are making a large amount of money will not go around and sell “methods” how they earn money, because there is no “push button” methods. You need to put a lot of effort into every business to make money.
    Every time when you see that someone promotes their Lamborgini, be 100% sure that everything is fake and that person is only earning money from those courses that he is trying to sell. So be aware.
    Recently, I found the Wealthy Affiliate program and also joined, and I must tell that I am amazed with the platform!
    There is a lot of people who are willing to help, you can learn a lot from those people as well as from Training Courses that this platform is providong. My recommendations for Wealthy Affiliate!

  51. Thank you so much for sharing with us an interesting and research article. The main subject of this article is Ways to avoid scams online. It is truly commendable that you have demonstrated this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of cognition in different ways. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like Affiliate Marketing. I think by joining Wealthy Affiliate you can be free from all kinds of scams.

    Finally, I enjoyed reading your article and I’d like to share your article in my Facebook group if you give me permission.

  52. Sadly nowadays, they’re calling Wealthy Affiliate a scam as well. But in my own experience  (embarassing as it is) , scams are way different. They will overwhelm you with pay after pay after pay. And it’s like you’re not even getting what you go there for. I’ve learned my lessons the hard way.

  53. Hi Tony!

    Thanks for this post. I like making money online a lot and this post is really helpful! The downside of other ways to look for money is that there are many scams and to make sure that I don’t fall into one of these traps I like reading posts like yours.

    Thanks for this informative post!

  54. Well, why not teach me how to get a fish rather than giving me the fish right?. Glad to be able to learn all that I need to learn about knowing when I see an online platform that is a scam. Reading this now, I see very glaringly the give away that I should have seen before falling for those scams I fell for in the past and now I do not need the reviews to tell which platform is a scam.

  55. Hey there,

    Thank you for sharing this informative article.

    I have gone through so many scams that nothing surprises me anymore on the internet. Its true these guys can assure you to deposit 1000 dollars with them, lay back and relax on your sofa as you keep on collecting your cash(oops so easy right?) And then before you even log out they send you with warning reminders having links to the bank details for you to punch in your info(hmmm). I hope most people read this article so that they never fall culprits as well,

    Best regards,


  56. Yes, I don’t know how many times I have been scammed.  I am a single mom, that for a very long time, that has searched and searched for legitimate ways to make money online from home.  I am a wealthy affiliate member, and I have been for quite sometime.  I have bookmarked your site and plan on using some of the advice you have.  

  57. I’ve been a victim of scam several times and I’ve learned a lot from these occurrences, they most happened when I was looking out for a stable online opportunity to work with, it’s very rampant for people to get scammed nowadays most especially online. This article with serve as enlightenment to online users and it will reduce the rate at which people invest in fruitless programs.

  58. Your post is a really insightful one and will provide the required help.  Learning about scams has helped me to know what to look out for when making decisions generally. However, i need to keep learning as new things develop every day. Thank you for this and i look forward to learning more from your website with time.

  59. This is some very good information you provided on how to avoid falling for scams online. Every program needs to be researched thoroughly before spending money in my opinion. If careful research is not done, can find several credit card charges on your card with credit card information is given. I hope this information is followed by many to avoid being scammed. 

  60. The best way to avoid scam is to learn about scam and their trucks and I am really delighted that you have given a lot of information about how they operate which really makes you a lot more of a darling. There are really a lot of scamming gimmicks out there now and actually knowing how to stay clear off them would really make the difference and thank you so much for sharing this here.

  61. With all the reading i do, i am still not sure of ways to avoid scams online & how to escape them! Each website seems to offer us such huge dreams and we fall for it.

    But i am convinced about one thing and that is that we have to work for our dreams. 
    lets hope i can reach where u are someday.


  62. I have once fallen for a cryptocurrency scam. It’s true what you have said that usually, you’ll require very little to join, but then once inside, you’ll have to spend a lot to move from one level to the next. In the end, it never ends well. It’s true that any viable online business takes time and effort before you can realize any profits. Thanks for the info.

  63. This is a very good article about various online scams and what to look for in order to steer clear of them. I myself got scammed and it’s not hard to do if you’re not paying attention to what is going on. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I have read many stories of people getting scammed online and there seems to be no end in sight. If you do get scammed the thing you should do is report it to someone. People need to be educated about the tactics that are used to screw people out of their money. All of these scammers prey on people’s emotions. This is the way that most people are taken for a ride.

  64. With more people working online and looking for opportunities to work from home, it has also meant that there are more sharks out there that are trying to trick and fool the unsuspecting. It is sad how many unsuspecting people would fall for scams, and also shocking how scammers continuously take advantage of people and situations. They would be better off using their energy on positive stuff.

  65. Hi Tony, it is so important that people like you are helping people avoid scams.  I was drawn in with the promise of quick earnings and led me to having my email bombarded with tons of spam and me losing the money I had invested.  Luckily for me, it wasn’t a huge amount but I know people who have lost a lot because of these scams.

    They pull on people’s need for help with their money problems, but do not offer a solution.  They in fact, make it worse.

    Thanks again for sharing

  66. Scams are unbelievably rampant everywhere inline now and without properly knowing how to wave them, one can easily fall prey to them and that ordinarily is disastrous to anyone. I like what you have shared here and I really appreciate it herem thanks so much for sharing this post out here. It is indeed awesome.

  67. I have just been thinking this. Before I started to follow your site and read your content I would have fallen pray to all these scammers very easily. But one of the things I’m grateful for is that I now can distinguish red flags on a site. Thank you very much for that. I’ll continue coming to your site and learning.

  68. Over the years I have learned how to identify various opportunities online and offline as a result of learning the hard way. I have spent quite a sum learning my lesson, but on the positive side, I have learned a lot about how to determine the authenticity of programs. Many years of this has allowed me to really appreciate programs like Wealthy Affiliate that provide an excellent online platform to build a business. 

  69. This is something I should have read a few months ago. I personally fell for a scam to get a work from home job as a payroll clerk. The whole thing should have set off alarm bells. I need to make money and I haven’t worked in many years.

    Long story short I wasted money and lost a brand new bank account.

    I hope a lot of people read and listen to what you’ve said. It’ll save them from so much trouble.

    • Hi Alina,

      better late than never my Friend & I sympathise with you running into a scam out there on the internet.

      This post was actually written by an Author Friend of mine as a Guest Blog Post, Her and I are members at the same Affiliate Blogging Community.

      It is indeed an interesting and important message that Erin has shared with us all.

      Thank You for stopping by, reading and commenting Alina.

      You are welcome to have a look around at other posts as well as come back anytime my Friend,



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