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I Need To Make Money Part 2- How To Avoid Being Scammed
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When you declare to the world – I need to make money, you open your self up to being scammed. Your brain freezes, and panic takes over. “What if I can't pay my mortgage?” “What if I can't buy gas for the car to get to work?” These and other concerns are screaming inside your head. Those very thoughts make you ripe to be a victim of a scam.

How can you avoid being scammed?

If it looks to good to be true, it is not true

If a person claims you can make thousands of dollars with little or no work, Run away from the offer as quick as you can. Even if you are saying to yourself, “But I need to make money”. you will kick yourself later when the $97 is deducted from your meager bank account for a product of worthless instructions on how to make money.

Counting on Luck

When your are financially desperate, you look for luck to provide for you. It has been proven that poor people lose more money in the lottery than other classes of people. That is because when your poor, you see that $1 ticket as the way out of your situation. For just $1 you may be a millionaire! That kind of thinking, will lose you money, even big money.

If a web site suggests that you can make big money, basically saying, “Hey, this is your lucky day. I am only allowing 10 people this opportunity.” Run and hide. This is a scam.

Name Dropping

Showing pictures of the owner of this business opportunity with a famous person, shows the clout, power, and money this person is worth. It is saying, “Won't you want to join me in meeting these kind of people?” “Who is your favorite star, sports player, singer? I can help you meet them if you join me by buying my product.”  Don't fall for this scam.

Showing Off

Expect to see pictures of a beautiful house, sports car, bank roll of $100 bills, or a screen shot of deposits to their online account. These are typical of a scam. When you think, “I need to make money”, these images suck people in to being scammed. If they can make that much, so can I. However, how they make their money is by finding fools to rip off their money.

Understand how the money is made

This is the number one way to avoid being scammed. If a person will not share how they make money, don't pursue it. If you don't understand what they do to make money, avoid it. Search on line for the job opportunity with the word “scam”, “fraud”, or “review”. This should give you information about the job. Beware many of the reviews may be by those seeking to have you purchase the product, so they can make a commission. That is why you should read several reports, before pursuing it. If you are continuing to say “I need to make money”.

Consider only opportunities that you know something about. The profession or career you have had has given you knowledge of that industry. Use that knowledge to make a wise choice to make further income in that area. You may also consider an opportunity that allows you to test drive itself without any cost. This allows you to see if this kind of business is for you without the cost of a scam. Beware of any small print that requires a payment after 30 days. If a credit card is required, it is not a no cost option.

See my next article on no cost or low cost business opportunities.  

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