Unfortunately, there are online scams everywhere online. It’s very easy when you first start looking into how you might be able to start your own online business to fall prey to people who are not exactly legitimate.
On this page, you’ll find a running list of current online scams that I’ve been able to identify online.
You can feel free to stop by once in a while to take a look or if you’re about to start a new program, it couldn’t hurt to check here just to make sure it’s all it’s cracked up to be.
In this blog post, we’re going to talk about:
- Websites that are SAFE and NOT SAFE
- What I learned from being scammed
- How to look for legitimate programs
- Tai Lopez – 67 Steps
- Tai Lopez – SMMA 3.0
- Rich Dad Poor Dad Courses
- Click Funnels
- I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
- Wealthy Affiliate University
- Jaaxy Keyword Tool
- The 2% Cryptocurrency Strategy
- The Cryptocurrency Investment Course
- The Human Proof Method
The Ugly Truth About Online Scams | I Learned by Getting Scammed
The ugly truth is that most people who get into the online space when they first start out end up getting swept into one scam or another. These websites/funnels/ads are built using a TON of testing. They are specifically designed for someone looking for a way to make some extra money to click on them.
If you’ve fallen for online scams before, I feel for you. I’ve been in the same boat and so have tens of thousands of others before you. It really sucks.
It can really turn you away from the online world vowing never to return. I felt that way for a while in the past after I bought a course of $10,000 and literally did not profit from it at all. Initially, I was humiliated and so guilty that I could have spent that kind of money. I mean, how irresponsible could I be?
The truth – the ugly truth – is that sometimes you have to learn these lessons the hard way.
Now, I know the red flags to look for.
- Online courses with a price tag of 1,000 or more with nothing to offer except for “education”
- Courses with 2 or more “upsells” where you find yourself being funneled through page by page and each page leads you to something else that you should buy for better results
- “Bonuses” where you get 5,000 worth of material for only 49.99 if you purchase something else that’s 5,000
- Promising the ability to a lot of money very quickly without any work using a “tried and true” methodology
- Any kind of MLM or pyramid scheme
Whenever you see any of these things, RUN the other way. This is not the only way for you to learn. There is always another way – a cheaper and more legitimate way for you to learn the same things that these people are promising.
Look for Programs that Delivery Realistic and Dependable Results
Think about when you learned things in the past. When you learned how to do trigonometry, no one promised you that you’d be an A+ student with no effort overnight in it by just following a simple formula.
For people who are traumatized by thinking back to math class, let’s take the example of learning a new instrument or a sport instead. Lifting weights, for instance.
If you saw an ad about a weightlifting coach who could turn you into an Olympic-level weightlifter within 6 months, would you believe it? Probably not.
The same thing goes for online businesses.
It’s just not realistic to make $5,000 a month or $10,000 a month right away when you first start out.
First, you have to actually learn the basics of what you’re doing. You have to learn basic techniques – the squat, the front rack position, the pull of the weight off the floor. If you don’t start with basic techniques, you’ll probably injure yourself in no time.
Next, you have to start investing some time and creating your own content. You have to perfect your technique under some load.
Lastly, you have to practice until you see results. You have to train your body to actually get stronger and lift more weight.
Olympians take years of practice. The same thing goes for millionaires.
Just like everything, there are always exceptions. Take a look at Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, but for the average person, you won’t get there unless you do the work. If making money online was as easy and quick as these courses made it out to be, so many more people would be rich.
My Final Thoughts About Online Scams
It’s safe to say that if someone asks for your bank or personal information, you’re being fooled. You should never share personal information with everyone who comes in contact with you directly on the internet. If you must conduct a financial transaction online, make absolutely sure you do this on a secured network and through a legitimate website to avoid online scams
If you genuinely think you have been scammed, start changing each of your passwords instantly and delete any malicious programs you might just have installed or fraudulent online courses, along with contacting your credit card company if required. Contact your local law enforcement to report the scam and get assistance with the next steps…
If you’ve encountered online scams (or a legitimate opportunity) that you’d like to share, please comment below!