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How To Avoid "Make Money Now!!" Online Scams.

Updated on June 12, 2012

There are so many online sites these days that say things like " You can make up to $ 1000 per day!!" These sites have claimed to have a secret. The perfect way to make money online, it is so secret, nobody else knows about it..but they might let you in on it. Only for a small fee.

It is important to know there are a lot of sites like this all over the Internet that are exactly the same. Some are worse, but most of them are all alike, just scams.

Scams are the sites that are used to steal money from the Internet user, after they promised that their site would help that person make money. What they use to make money from the Internet use is called a Red Flag. Here is a short list of what are called Red Flags.

1) Pop Ups- When the internet user is trying to leave the website, an ad for the site will pop up. The internet user will have to click on the ad in order to leave the website. Then another ad will pop up. Each pop up will be offering special discounts.

2) Limited Time To Sign Up- Many of the Get Rich Quick! scams tell the Internet user, they only have a small amount of time to offer a "Deal" for them. After that, they will never again, have a chance to get rich quick again.

3) Limited Discount Prices- Another thing these internet scam sites do is tell people to sign up quickly, because their prices are going up quickly! Generally this is a lie. The prices stay the same.

4) Screen Shots- Get Rich sites have pictures of someone else, who got rich quickly. This is a fake. It is usually a very pretty woman, with a smile with dollars in her hand, while she sits at her desk and smiles at the camera.

5) Success Stories- They are not real. Simply actors, who tell their " Story" so they can get someone to sign up, and learn how to get rich quick.

6) Upgrade Costs- These are legal, but are hidden in terms and conditions, which people sometimes don't read in detail. Once someone signs up the terms will reveal a large monthly fee, or cancelling is also a large fee.

7) Unrealistic Money In Unrealistic Time- This is what makes the Get Rich Quick scam a scam. If they claim you can earn thousands of dollars a month to millions of dollars a year! It is exciting! It is wonderful! If she can do it, so can you!

There are thousands of websites on the Internet that do this, but there are some that do help you make a little bit of money. A very small amount of money. Don't sign up with sites, because the amount of money you do make will be about two dollars per day. What they have you do is simply click on an ad. Each time you click on an ad, you make $0.001. It takes 1000 clicks to make one dollar.

Even while researching this hub, some of these " Get Rich Quick" ads popped up. Ads saying " It Is Easy!" Just make sure, you don't click on those ads.


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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Express10 you are so correct. Some are ok, most are not. Your comment is very good. People need to "trust your gut" I like that :)

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for your comment. That is a very good piece of advice. YouTube is a great source of information.

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      H C Palting 6 years ago from East Coast

      This is a very useful warning to those who are too trusting without verifying what they've seen. Most of these sites use stock photos and the marketers write their own glowing testimonials. Trust your gut is the best advice. The second best advice is to beware of any unsolicited pitches via any manner of communication. If you didn't seek them out, they need you more than you'll ever need them.

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      Nancy Yager 6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Being an internet marketer, I Loved this hub. And in my short two years of experience, I have found that most people are not fooled by the fancy claims of big money and big cars. So if you are tempted by this type of info, investigate it further. I get lots of my info on YouTube before I join anything. It is a great source and they cannot hide the truth when they are showing you the back office on video.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for your comment teaches. You are wonderful.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information. It is great advice and will save many of us from scams that only take away your resources. Voted up!

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      nextojupiter thank you! that is wonderful, I wish more people knew about that. Thank you for telling me about that.

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      nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      You can go to a website which name is PTC investigations to find out what is scam and what is not.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Roselem Thank you for your comment

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Unknownspy Thank you so much for your comment.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @Geenblood thank you for your comment I went through it once, trying to take a survey, that was a mistake. I kept getting cut off after about 15 minutes into a 30 minute survey. With the statement I was no longer the type of person for the survey. Thanks again for your comment!

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      IAmForbidden 6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      voted up useful. this is very very true.

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      Rosalinem 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Very true and its very frustrating to go through these sites because they can be so convincing. voted up and useful

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      Milli 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the heads up. Useful and voted up!

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      Greenblood 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      There is no easy way of online money earning. That is what I have learned in last two years. But if you choose the right path, online earning is sustainable. For example one of your hub page article will earn you money for life time but your day job salary will finish in one day. Congratulations for the half century !

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