The Internet is a vast International Network of people and businesses and a place where people can make a fairly decent living. However, it is also a place where certain unsavory characters can freely roam to take your dollars and run. Scams human mind can be either pure or devious and it is devious mind that you have to look out for and be aware of at all time.
The easy marks to a scam are those that are new, inexperienced, or those that are desperately looking for a way to make some money, that swindler will usually target. Emotional hype and false sincerity are their ticket to a scam. Some are obvious, but others are not. Now, I mean no insult if you have been scammed Why been there and done that. Dont be embarrassed or ashamed be aware-- and vow to be ever vigilant in your choices. And remember to reassure yourself, that next time if, heaven forbid, you should encounter another scam, you will definitely handle it differently.
What constitutes an affiliate scam? 1. No contact information
2. Commissions to high -- (I know what you are saying but commission looks so good? Are you sure?) Research people do no remain silent when they have been scammed on Internet.
3. Your emails go unanswered. 4. Worse of all your affiliate checks bounce.
Work-At-Home scammers will gear their sights to Mom, who wants to work at home, or individual who lost their job, or individual who wants to supplement their income from an on-line venture. If youre looking for a work-at-home position remember these warning signs:
1. If you have to pay to get access to site or database to make money could be a scam. 2. If you receive an email before joining that says something on order of No BS this is a legitimate offer! Stay clear it is BS! 3. If youre not been paid strong indicator you have been scammed. 4. They change rules and pay days (to, of course, to string you along and avoid paying you).
Well, I can say I havent encountered an affiliate scam, however, Ive been hit with a work-at-home scam. It was my first initial attempt at finding work on Internet before going into affiliate marketing. Anyway, I remember sending an email asking a question regarding, of all things, being paid. I received no response. So, I sent another email, stating that I could not access link to their website and I was getting a 404 Error, and I was wondering if they could fix it. Yes, devious but wanted to know if they would reply. And yes, they did. I knew then, it was a scam.