These days there are constantly rumours and stories about new business ideas going around and whether they’re amazing or just a huge hoax. It’s really easy to fall for someone pitching something to you, especially if it sounds amazing and it’s everything you’ve been looking for. Here is how you can stay safe from hoax business proposals and keep your money safe from some seriously sinister money grabbers.
We will start with a few examples of hoaxes to keep your eye out for:
One of the most popular forms of hoax that’s around these days are a promise of a magic pill that will make you “melt away fat overnight”. Many people (mostly women) fall for this trick because of the thought of waking up thin and beautiful without having to do any hard work. Even though you might be wondering how people can fall for this kind of thing, they tend to target insecure and larger women by making them feel useless.
Another form of hoax that many scammers try to play, is the ability to earn thousands at home each week with little to no effort at all. The way that they achieve scamming you is by asking to purchase your start up kit with promise that you will make the money back within a few days. As soon as they have received your payment they then disappear off the face of the internet.
Some scammers target people that are trying to work from home already by “hiring” them. For example, freelance writers are hired by people that need articles writing and promised payment on a certain day. Of course, when payday comes, no payment is made and the writers are left with no money after doing an endless and unfair amount of work.
The best way to avoid being scammed is to use your common sense with every business pitch that you hear. If the proposal sounds too good to be true, then it more than likely is a scam. Many people take to the internet to check whether companies are scammers, and whether their magical product or their promise to make tons of money is real. A good article to read is the lifestyle design international scam..
However, that’s not to say that all business pitches are going to be trying to scam you out of money. Many entrepreneurs want to reach out to people that need to work from home with ideas where they can do exactly that. Companies like Juice Plus and Avon offer people the chance to become an independent seller of their products.
The best advice that you could take on business hoaxes is to ensure that your email account has a junk folder so that any scammers emails will be filtered into a junk folder; therefore protecting you from risk of being tricked into paying for something you shouldn’t be. Also, remember to use your common sense at all times to prevent finding yourself in a situation where you’re being scammed out of lots of money.
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