Have you Been Ripped off online by a
About Internet Fraud
What is Internet Fraud?
Has your hard earned cash been
taken by online swindlers?
Wikipedia defines internet fraud as:
The term "Internet fraud" generally refers to any type of fraud
scheme that uses one or more online services - such as chat
rooms, e-mail, message boards, or Web sites - to present
fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct
fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud
to financial institutions or to others connected with the
Quite a mouthful you are right. Let's see what else we can
With so many opportunities online offering their sure-fire ways
to riches by setting you up with a home based business of
"gurus" own design, it can be an arduous undertaking trying
toweed out the real ones from the ones who just want to steal
funds. If you know what to look for it will make all the
difference between finding a true viable opportunity or
someone else to the bank with your money laughing all the
Understand that not all of the people with their opportunities
that make these tantalizing claims of success are out to
your money, but there are four things that most of these
companies have in common: You must know these when deciding
to take on.
1. Huge upfront investment
2. The chance to make big money with little work
3. Do not clearly state what you will be selling
4. Lack of available contact information
It is not uncommon for companies to want a certain amount of
money before you're able to be a representative for their
business, but please contemplate the amount they need from you
to be able to sell or offer their product(s) or service(s)
before going with them.
Companies that focus their training on recruiting others into
the business and offer a "bounty" for doing it successfully
rather than selling a product or service may just be on the
illegal side of the fence.
Companies that promise huge earnings with hardly no work on
your part most likely are being dishonest and are just trying
to convince you to take the bait. Don't bite though. You know
in your heart that there is no such thing as a free lunch in
the world of businesses.
If you have been reading an online based business opportunity
for several minutes and have no idea about the product or
service you are being asked to sell, it could be an indication
of a scam. Many keep it a secret until you have spent your
money and find out there is no way you can sell this to others
with a clear conscious. Know what the product is, and how much
it will cost, before considering the offer any further.
Email addresses and post office boxes are not good contacts at
all. Those two should be definite warning signs when
considering. Also, those great money back guarantees are
usually only good if they provide great contact
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