Here is a write up on how to avoid being scammed. You will be scammed till thy kingdom come in as much as you don’t know how to identify a fraudulent scheme, how to differentiate between Ponzi scheme and network marketing and I just want to invest small and earn big attitude
Don’t go into 2019 thinking that every business opportunity online is a scam or every stranger on Facebook can never do you any good. Don’t just say “I’m not interested”
I know a lot of people who became millionaires in 2018 by selling one thing or another online. On the other hand, I’ve met people who outrightly turned down juicy opportunities out of lack of faith or mental laziness to probe into the authenticity of the opportunity I was trying to sell to them.
I wouldn’t blame them though, in my experience I can tell that there are so many scam schemes online and everyone is on guard not to lose money. Especially Cryptocurrency scams.
Let me help you out based on my experience online; how to avoid being scammed and how to differentiate real opportunities from sham ones.
Follow my flow
1. Scammers are not thorough
They quickly want to get as much as they can get from you and move onto the next victim. So they send shabby details about their spurious business and it usually has a lot of holes you can question to blow the cover of the business.
2. Scammers are not professional marketers
They lack finesse and usually make errors out of the haze to quickly dupe and get rid of their victims. They do not have a holistic knowledge about the industry they are trying to scam you in. Ask them an industry related question based on the new scheme they are trying to sell to you and they will fall like a pack of cards.
3. Don’t be greedy
A scammer will leverage to your greed. The offer is usually too good to be true but if you are also greedy in nature, then you are prone to fall easily. The belief that one does not need to work hard for money is usually a weakness that comes into play here. Don’t be greedy.
4. Probe well into the business
Ask your savvy friends what they think about this new business opportunity that is about to be sold to you. Tell them everything before you commit to the business and don’t hold any information back.
There is a feeling to want to surprise all your friends when it works out but this is not a good feeling. There is also a quest to not want your friends to discourage you in this great opportunity that seems too good, this is also a bad thought or feeling. Speak with a lot of people and objectively analyze their opinion without bias.
5. They don’t work as a large team
They work in cells for a big cartel but scammers don’t come as a group to scam one person. It’s not cost effective for them. They would rather deal one too many victims. One scammer, many victims and not many scammers to one victim, get it?
6. They are complete strangers
You check to see if you have any common friends with them on social media and you won’t find any. You are lucky if you find someone you know that is linked to the stranger offering you a new business opportunity. Finding a common friend with a complete stranger will make your investigation about a new business opportunity more effective and a lot easier.
7. Usually too good to be true
The offer and profit they put forward are usually too good to be true. They may cloak the profit to be something less in value to justify why it is too good to be true. Example, invest $200 to get $2,000 Bitcoin. Don’t fall for it.
8. They suck at follow up which to you may seem as if they are not desperate so you start feeling you may miss the business. This is a psychological trick, don’t fall for it.
9. Don’t be lazy
Genuine businesses are usually too hard to be true, they are slow and they take time to grow and usually involves a lot of adverts and involvement of many clients or prospects or customers to make sales and drive profit. If you are the lazy type, you will be easily seduced from the reality of hard genuine businesses to the net of of real scams and thereby lose money or other tangible assets.
10. No promo
Like I said earlier, (2) they are not professional marketers. They miss out vital aspects of marketing such as promos and do not offer any tangible gift to facilitate their marketing drive. They are not sure you will eventually fall for the scam so why invest in you?
This I can tell you. They are merciless. Even if you beg them it’s your last money on earth, they will tell you not to worry and that you are in safe hands. They simply do not send to put this in the Nigerian context or parlance.
12. Be vigilant
Store this write up somewhere as your guide when you need to think straight. If by applying all the rules above and you still got scammed, kindly let me know so I can add your experience as number 13.
13. Don’t be number 13 😀