The lure of working from home is enough to send many a corporate slave clicking on every
Google advertisement that promises the opportunity of making hundreds of dollars a week from
the comfort of your computer seat. The prospect of getting away from the grind, having more
time to spend with the kids, and creating one’s own schedule is the dream for many working
Americans. There is no reason why this dream can’t be yours, but you must be wary that your
dreams don’t cause you to fall into an internet business scam, ready to hook its claws into anyone
unwise enough to fall for their big promises. Here are some tips to avoid become prey for these
One of the most convincing things a scam business opportunity will present as a way of making
themselves look legitimate is a bevy of testimonials from those who have made thousands of
dollars using their system. Do not be fooled by these testimonials. Many times they have been
written by friends, partners, or even by the scammer themselves. Is there any way to contact these
testimonial writers? Any way to verify they are real? Probably not. Testimonials, for many of
these scammers, are as fictionalized as the opportunities themselves.
Another way scammers have of making you feel at home with investing your money in their fool
proof system is the offer of a money back guarantee. Do not allow yourself to be taken in by this
promise. Many of these businesses are the very definition of fly-by-night and getting your money
back may be as difficult as making money with the system in the first place. These scammers are
not afraid of legal action or Better Business Bureau reports, because of the nature of their
shadiness and, in some cases, offshore locations. A guarantee, for these businesses, isn’t worth the
web page it’s printed on.
Perhaps the best way, however, of avoiding an internet business scam, is to create your own
home-based business, using the wit and intelligence you possess to fill a need in the marketplace.
You’ll make more money than you would working for someone else, and, at the end of the day,
you’ll succeed or fail entirely on your own merit. To fail under these circumstances is far more
satisfying than falling victim to an internet business scam. Forge your own path, and you could be
on your way to that independence you’ve always craved.