Admit it! If for a while now you have honestly tried to make a living through owning an online business/work opportunity, you probably have been the prior victim of a scam.
What looked to be a great opportunity to set yourself up to make money, perhaps even reach the level of attaining financial freedom turned out to be an extremely negative experience for you.
Much too late after first investing money did you find out that you had been deviously swindled? It happened to me and more than once.
It’s why in looking back at my own experiences, plus hearing of so many other people being the victim of fraud, that I decided to write this article in what I have titled:
3 powerful reasons why I hate Internet business scams.
Honestly, I could probably have made it 5, 7 or even 10 reasons. But, in thinking through what most ticks me off regarding the slimeballs who pull off these cons seemingly by the minute online, I narrowed it down to my 3 biggest reasons.
So, let me now get right to it with reason #1, why Internet business scams cause my blood to boil:
Reason #1 – The criminal deviants who create online business scams purposely look to take advantage of people and their often desperate situations.
In many countries, although the worldwide recession that took place in 2008-2009, (considered to be the worst since the Great Depression of 1929) has led to an economic recovery; still so many people worldwide need money to survive.
Within the U.S., graduating college with a degree as a 21/22-year-old young adult, it no longer guarantees that individual will immediately be hired at a great paying job. More than likely, that young adult also has massive, personal debt already through loans taken out to pay for 4 years of college tuition, books, room/board, etc.
With the high divorce rate, many adults struggle as single parents trying to support financially someone(s) besides themselves.
A 45-year old adult who has been at a job for 20-years suddenly finds him/herself unemployed as his/her company moved abroad. Or worse, the head of corporate believes that the individual can be replaced by a computer – and at much less cost.
So, with the Internet having grown to such overwhelming heights since even the year 2000 many people, decades away from retirement turn to trying to make money online to support themselves.
Here is where the slimeball individuals who look to prey on innocent, and yes somewhat naïve people come in:
They entice people by creating “can’t miss” online business opportunities that are “guaranteed” to lead to wealth.
These blood-sucking individuals create “never-seen-before” business opportunities that are run easily at home with a computer and internet connection. The scam opportunities are promoted as being so good that anyone can make money, even while sleeping as the computer will do all of the work.
Best of all, these opportunities further whet one’s appetite by the fiction, (not fact) promoted that money can be earned quickly.
So reading about this unbelievable opportunity at an Internet site, the 22-year old single mom with two kids under the age of 5, recently laid off from her $12/hour job, behind on the bills, barely surviving on unemployment, driving a 35-year-old rundown heap of a car which in the last week she twice has had major issues getting it started in the morning; suddenly she is ecstatic that her life and those of her kids will now be forever changed!
The naïve young woman goes all in, forking over $99.95 for the “join/membership fee” in this wonderful opportunity. That money would have been better off putting food on the table but the young woman was so desperate. As a way of sacrificing for the money that she, (foolishly) invested in this scheme, the young mother decides to give her kids peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the next few weeks instead.
And two months later not having made a dime and out on the street with her two young kids, the young woman realized much too late that she had been viciously conned by the jerks who took her money promising her financial riches which had zero chances of ever being realized.
Please click here to read about a typical scam opportunity that I have reviewed previously for this site. Something that my fictitious and quite desperate young mother, above, would fall for in her quest to raise money and provide for her kids as quickly as possible.
This particular online business opportunity advertised as being one of the 3 best found anywhere on the Internet in making money for a person? What a bunch of unfiltered bull-s*#t!!
On a scale of 1 up to 100, I graded this opportunity called “Cash From Home” as being a 1!!
Reason #2 – These unscrupulous people who create their bogus opportunities online all LIE – and without remorse!!
The scammers who create fraud business opportunities don’t know the meaning of the word: “Truth”!
They will resort to doing any and everything to get people to believe that what was created by them as a way to make money is the greatest invention since the wheel. (See the opportunity mentioned above “Cash From Home”).
Visiting the typical homepage of these scam business opportunities, the following is usually found in an attempt to lure in the unsuspecting “victim”. Again, they are all lies:
Images of a person driving a fancy $250,000 + luxury sports car, or an individual standing in front of a million-dollar home.
Images of a person, grinning like a fool with thousand dollar bills falling from the sky along with the words: “This can be you enjoying the amount of money that this person has earned”!
Testimonials, which happen to be fake coming from “people” who have made a boatload of money from this particular business opportunity.
To appeal to the notion that it is a get-rich-quick opportunity, usually the testimonials, (again all blatant lies) state that Billy Bob or Sallie Jane earned $1,200 on the first day after they joined as members. “And you can too by simply following the easy instructions in this opportunity”!
Again, everything that is seen on the website, in fact, the entire business is one big, fat LIE!
I find it tragic that every day, somewhere in the world, another person will fall for a scheme such as this one.
These criminals steal from the innocent and trust me on the following:
These dirtbags don’t have a millisecond of remorse coursing through their bodies regarding the damage that they did to other human beings.
Reason #3 – These bogus opportunities make the truly legit ones that DO exist online look to be bad simply by association!
I have occasionally heard in comments posted by readers of my articles:
“Well, from what I understand ALL online business opportunities are frauds”!
“If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”!
“They are all NO GOOD”!
That is not true! I will shortly discuss a legit program that will teach a motivated individual how to find success online through building, slowly, a business for him/herself.
Taking into account reasons #1 and 2 together, people who have been victimized by fraud opportunities develop the idea in their heads that they won’t be conned again. Because they will not allow themselves to fall for the scams by simply choosing not to become involved, period.
They believe that every opportunity online is just another way for them to be taken financially yet again. They are all bad.
Social media, message boards, and forums have both their good qualities along with some really bad ones. A person without verifying facts can post something online about anything, (online business opportunities included) and either praise them to the high heavens or else trash them.
Too often the result is that people reading the posted comment online will believe what they see in front of their eyes, especially as today’s society seems to dwell on negative news, gossip, innuendo, etc.
(It does work with false news – online business opportunities stated in a lie as being great when in fact they are total garbage. Or vice-versa).
Sadly and a fault with human beings in that we have traits of being both gullible and judgemental is the fact that we fail to truly LOOK at something to help us arrive at the proper conclusion.
We also quite fail to do something called research before arriving at that, (often) incorrect conclusion.
The opportunities that are nothing but scams, (please click here to be introduced to another fraud opportunity), still appear online and fool people daily into believing that they are legit when they are anything but.
It is because people fail to take the time to study (research) the opportunity first and see it for what it really is – even the legit ones!
Final thoughts on the 3 reasons why I hate Internet business scams:
So, through my little rant, it is my hope that I have provided some education to readers that will prevent them from being the next victim of a scam. Or, perhaps being unable to take advantage of what truly is a legit opportunity.
Not everything that you see on the Internet by way of business opportunities is bogus!
By the way in what I see as fair justice for those scammers who have gained untold large amounts of money through their illegal business schemes:
I fervently wish that many of them will be caught, then arrested. Following a speedy trial in which they are successfully prosecuted in a court of law, they are then thrown into a 10 x 12-foot jail cell with the key permanently thrown away!
Before I Let You Go. . . A Legit Online Business Opportunity!
In keeping with the theme of my website: Generating Income Online, I only promote opportunities that are definitely NOT scams!
If you are truly motivated to learn how to create income for yourself online, please click here to see what is my top recommendation for building a business working from home for yourself!
Wealthy Affiliate provides the best educational training, tools and community support compared to any other program on the Internet to people who seriously want to create income for themselves through owning an online business. It most definitely is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme!
You could treat this opportunity as a way to earn extra income for your family, or conversely as a full-time gig!
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