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How To Check For A Website Scam


Knowing How To Check If Website Is A Scam


Knowing how to check if a website is a scam on the net can save you a lot of time and money. One way to tell if you're looking at a scammy site if the opportunity you are looking at seems too good to be true! In the Online World, I see schemes like this cropping up all the time. They are designed to trick your senses and in most cases, makes you complete an action before the realization of what actually happened!? This post is dedicated to helping folks learn how to catch out scams before they have grabbed your money or even something worse.


Clever Ways How To Determine If Something Is A Scam

Below I have included clever ways how to determine if something is a Scam on the net. There are thousands of Online Propositions that we can do our money on and scammers make up the vast majority of these. The telltale signs of scams can be easily picked up if we know what to look for. Ludacris website titles and phrases like, Make Money Fast and You CAN Earn Thousands In The First Month are just a few common words they use. 

Avoid These Types Of Headlines

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Clicking website titles in the Google Search Listings that have headline sediments that suggest you can make lots of money fast or their title suggests easy ways to make money online should be avoided! There are not many legit fast ways to make money and I'm yet to find one that is totally upfront. After all, who's going to give you money when they can make it all themselves?  Like everything we do in life, you have to put in some effort to be rewarded and the types of headers below are designed to catch you off guard. A classic example of a scripted title would be, EASY WAY TO MAKE FAST MONEY ONLINE, FOOLPROOF  SYSTEM TO MAKE MONEY, GET RICH FAST ONLINE, and EARN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A WEEK! Gee, even I would click on that one if not writing this post.

Know How To Detect Scammy Websites

Online Scammers often use tricks to entice you to "click on" whatever they are promoting. These include flashing banners, pictures of flash houses or boats, catchy word titles as "make money fast," or pop-ups that state there are only 10 positions left and click now to get your spot. Genuine websites don't resort to these tactics and I often refer to this as the "Emotional Click Action." They want you to give into your inner inhibitions and take action without thinking about it too much. We would all like to get rich quick and have everything our heart desires in life but in reality, this takes time to acquire. People that scam others know this all to well and use these tactics all the time!

A Safe Startup To Starting An Online Business

If you are thinking of starting up an Online Business of any type, you would do best to keep away from propositions that promise quick returns and easy methods to make a fast buck. These kinds of opportunities are rarely what they seem and like the owners can hide hidden traps to take your money! Most people that decide to build a business online start with Affiliate Marketing and there are a couple of good ones on the net. When I first started out online over 3 Years ago, I had to choices that made sense to me as a real opportunity to start up an Internet Business. One was Amazon and the other Marketing Platform I was looking at was Wealthy Affiliate. I eventually chose the latter because they offered a Free Membership and this included 2 websites, hosting, and training. This was the best decision of my life!

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The video below was created by Kyle, Co-Founder of Wealthy Affiliate. This vid shows you that making real money online is just not just a fantasy but a realistic approach to building your online business into a success. Kyle will show you how to create your first "Free Website" and gives a step by step guide on how achieving success with a Home Business is truly possible...

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At Wealthy Affiliate, every tool needed to succeed online is provided. learn Internet Marketing in a safe scam-free environment which includes 24/7 Support, Easy to understand Training Videos, ability to ask questions to Professional Marketers, Free Keyword Tool, Hosting of up to 50 WordPress Sites, High-Speed Site Loading Tool, Free 24/7 Site Support, Free SSL Certificates, Free Privacy Settings, Website Comment Platform, Domain Name Purchase Area, and much more at only $49 a Month. Many other Platforms on the net charge you constant upsells for essential services and this is one of the biggest reasons why people fail at their Home Business Start-Up!

Dealing with upsells is frustrating and finding the money to complete different levels of training or adding a vital tool is downright unbearable. In many cases, you can be paying upwards of $200 per Month and this is the way other platforms make their money! I would suggest joining the Wealthy Affiliate Free Start which entitles you to all the use of this Professional Platform for 7 days. You can stay a free member but if you like value, the first-month full membership is only $19 for the month. As we are a genuine bunch of people here at W.A, I would highly recommend joining the Free Membership first. This will give you the chance of testing the waters without having to pay any money at all...

Wealthy Affiliate Versus Other Online Platforms

Below is a comparison chart that compares Wealthy Affiliate to other platforms online. This list is quite typical and as you can see, there's a big difference in what they offer. A platform that only offers a couple of benefits are usually riddled with Upsells and can cost you thousands of extra dollars in the long run. Wealthy Affiliate offers an all-inclusive membership that is only $49 a month and does not include Upsells. Click the free membership link below for a risk-free look!

Wealthy Affiliate includes all the tools and training ever needed to succeed with your Online Business. The Free membership allows you to take a risk-free look and has 2 hosted WordPress Website with 10 easy to follow Training Videos to build your site. You can cancel at any time with no penalties or opt-out fees included!

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The Following Services Are All Included With The Premium Membership

  • Profesional Jaxxy Keyword Tool (FREE AND EXCLUSIVE TO WEALTHY AFFILIATE)
  • Different Levels Of Training Modules (FREE)
  • Website Hosting (FREE)
  • Website Privacy Settings (FREE)
  • 24/7 WordPress Site Support (FREE)
  • Website Email Settings (FREE)
  • SSL HTTP'S Site Secure Certificates (FREE)
  • Super Fast Website Page Loading Speed Tool (FREE)
  • Thousands Of WordPress Website Theme Templates (FREE)
  • Comment Platform To Get Genuine Comments Onto New Posts (FREE)
  • Different Levels Of Training Modules (FREE)
  • Weekly Marketing Webinars (FREE)
  • Stock Photo Libary Containing Over 1 Million Images (FREE)
  • 24/7 Support And Help (FREE)
  • Live Chat Area (FREE)
  • Help And Advice From 1.3 Million Professional Marketers (FREE)
$49 A Month or $359 Per Year

Other Platforms

Most Online Marketing Platforms Charge Upsells Or Extra Fees

  • Keyword Tool (UPSELL)
  • Different Levels Of Training Modules (UPSELL)
  • Weekly Marketing Webinars (UPSELL)
  • Website Hosting (UPSELL)
  • Website Privacy Settings (UPSELL)
  • 24/7 Website Site Support (UPSELL)
  • Website Email Settings (UPSELL)
  • SSL HTTP'S Site Secure Certificates (UPSELL)
  • Super Fast Website Page Loading Speed Tool (EXCLUSIVE TO WEALTHY AFFILIATE)
  • Website Theme Templates (UPSELL)
  • Comment Platform To Get Genuine Comments Onto New Posts (FREE)
  • Stock Photo Libary Containing Over 1 Million Images (EXCLUSIVE TO WEALTHY AFFILIATE)
  • Live Chat Area (SOMETIMES FREE)
  • Support And Help Platforms (SOMETIMES FREE)
Normally around $10 To Join. with continuous Upsells. May end up costing you up to $1000 Per Year.

The Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership

All updates for the Wealthy Affiliate Platform up until September 2018.

Site-Speed: latest technology to make our WordPress Website Loading Speed the fastest in the World (Exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate)
Free SSL Certificates for all websites hosted at Wealthy Affiliate.
Free Jaaxy Keyword Tool: One of the best keyword tools on the net to find Low Competition Keywords. (Only available at Wealthy Affiliate)
Free Image Libary: Over 1 Million Images to place on your website.
Updated easy to follow Training videos. (Hundreds of Training modules)
As you can see, 2017 was a great year and it's only going get better in 2018. Not many platforms give you the value and expertise to make money online a whole lot easier.

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Thank you for visiting, How To Check For A Website Scam. Do you need any help or advice to start your online business? Scams on the web can affect us all and even I was taken the first time I started my career! Have you ever run into questionable programs on the net that has cost you money? Please leave your comments below and I'll get back to you in a Jiffy.

Your friend, Jeff. 😃

14 thoughts on “How To Check For A Website Scam

  1. Great article! Very helpful. There should be more articles like this online so people won’t fall for scammer traps and so scammers don’t get any money. Scams make me sick. I can’t believe people would try to trick other people into giving them their hard earned money. It’s sad.

    I agree, one of the first and best ways to detect a scam is if it seems too good to be true. Like you said, there’s no such thing as easy money. You always have to put some work into earning money.

    Thank you for sharing these tips!


    1. Thank you for your thoughts about this very “Dark Side” of the Internet, Weston. It’s very sad to see people getting scammed online and if I had things my way, all these criminals would be facing Justice! it’s just downright low what they do to steal our money and I don’t know how they live with themselves.

      I guess when peoples mindset is set on ‘Making Money Fast” these scoundrels will always be preying on folks. It’s true to say that making excellent incomes online is a reality but easy ways to receive your fortunes simply don’t exist.

      Best regards, Jeff.

  2. Unfortunately, I have already come across tons of “get rich quick” opportunities that promise the world just by plugging into the systems and doing little to no work.

    If that’s the case, then I suppose most of the planet would be rich and nobody would ever go to work. The economy would collapse without workers.

    I appreciate you sharing the slimy tactics used to deceive people into parting with cash. Knowing exactly how to detect the scams will certainly help me in my future ventures.

    Thanks, Neil.

    1. Interesting take on your comment, Neil. The Economy depends on the workforce of a nation and also the spending on products and services from the people. But in saying that, there is a vast amount of unhappy workers and reaching for a scheme that promises quick money sounds very appealing. When it comes to looking at online proposals we have to look at them armed with enough knowledge to keep us from harm’s way. There are some very legit ways to make money on the net and Wealthy Affiliate is one of them.

      The the best way to keep safe online is to join a reputable platform that has been in business for over five years and offer a free membership to test the waters first. This way you can have a good look at the proposal without being stung!

      Best regards, Jeff.

  3. Hi Jeff
    So glad I found your website as you could have saved me a lot of money! I was looking at an online proposition and by the way you have explained, I’m relieved not to have paid their joining fee to sign up. Is Wealthy Affiliate free to join and is there any other upsells included with the premium membership?
    Best wishes

    1. Wealthy Affiliate is totally free to join and that’s the way it should be! Why shouldn’t an Online Program offer the chance to have a good look around to ask questions? This is what I call upfront and honest with their proposal and I wish more companies would do this!
      You can stay a free member indefinitely and includes 2 free websites and training.
      There are no other upsells apart from the premium Membership which includes all tools and training needed to succeed on the net. If you have any questions you would like to ask me, please contact me here or leave in the comment area.
      Best regards, Jeff.

  4. It’s crazy just how many scams that are online. I’ve seen a lot of them and they all seem to have some common traits like, lots of videos of people saying how great it is, and “proof” that you can make thousands of dollars by doing little or no work.

    But if they could really make that much money with a secret system, then why would they share it with the public? Most of the time you can’t make any money with their program, but they make money from you when you buy it.

    Like you said, they try to get you to act and pay before you have some time to really think it through.

    1. This does go against Human Nature, Nick. You have explained really well in your comment on what goes on with a typical scam. One common theme they all deploy is all the “happy” people on their Testimonials Videos claiming how easy it is to make lots of money. I bet the ones that made these are the only ones to get anything back, whilst most folks will lose their money to these schemes.

      Another way to tell if the proposition you’re looking at could be a scam is they usually include a video of the owner in full “sales pitch” mode. If they are constantly appealing to your emotional situation and promising you that this system works to make fast money, I would be very wary!

      Legit Online Programs never promise instant fortunes and normally give you a free start so you can have a good look around before making up your mind. This is the way an honest person operates and I feel sad for all the honest folks being caught out with these scams!

      Best regards, Jeff.

  5. I’ve encountered those tricks you mention in your post. I really like your article because it is an eye opener to many people out there. I wish I read this article a few months ago, it could have saved a lot of pain because of a scam that cost me quite a lot of money! I’m starting to realize that in life, there are no fast tracked ways to make money online.

    Is Wealthy Affiliate totally legit and the right way to earn money online? Can I join up with the option to cancel my membership if no longer needed?

    1. Sorry to hear that you got scammed and my heart goes out to you my friend. I too got scammed the first time in starting an online business, so I know how it feels. I was lucky enough to stumble onto Wealthy Affiliate the second time around and have never looked back. 

      Wealthy Affiliate is legit and has been helping people since 2005. The founders, Kyle and Carson play a very active role in their company and you can reach them anytime. You can join for free to without giving credit card details and cancel your membership at any time. 

      Best regards, Jeff.

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