Continued from page 1
Report Your Scams
The Internet may be a vast network of International players, but word scam travels quickly and people listen. If you think telephone was a good communication tool, well, Internet is just as good and sometimes faster if you know where to go.
If you have been scammed and wish to prevent scammers from getting richer and any new victims from getting poorer use list below and report it.
However, please do not take this responsibility lightly -- if you are wronged, or treated badly -- but not scammed, do not report it. And remember -- a scam occurs when a program or a business misrepresents or makes promises that they do not keep.
Report A Scam (http://www.homebasedbusinessreviews.com/reportascam.html)-- You will report information here if you believe a program or business opportunity is misrepresenting itself or making promises that are not being kept.
Fraud.org (http://www.fraud.org) -- This is a site where you can report different types of scams: Telemarketing scams, Elder scams, Internet Fraud, Scams Against Businesses.
Rip-Off Report (http://www.rip-offreport.com) -- Rip-off Report is a consumer-to-consumer site, which is seen by over 2,892,077,866 people.
Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.org) -- Never forget Better Business Bureau -- when you file a complaint -- they will contact organization to try and resolve issue for you.
Web Assured (http://www.webassured.com)-- You can file a complaint, as well as, look at their watch list. Companies are placed on their watch list when they blatantly disregard Internet standards.
Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov)
ScamWatch (http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/scams/scams.asp)-- Scam Watch covers scams from financial to investments, pyramid schemes and miracle cure.
To conclude, when beginning work on Internet, you will encounter obvious scams, and not so obvious scams. The key is research, and as always, Buyer Beware. If your gut gets an uneasy knot in it and, if you hear yourself saying, "This is just too good to be true?" -- Take note, it probably is.
Vickie J Scanlon has a BBA degree in Administrative Management and Marketing. She left the corporate world as an Reports Programmer, to begin her journey as an Internet marketer. Visit her site at: http://www.myaffiliateplace.biz for free tools, articles, ebooks, and how to info, income opportunities, affiliate opportunities, or check her blog for additional insights to the Affiliate Business http://myaffiliateplace.blogspot.com/