For anyone who is serious about actually earning money online you have to be able to filter out the trash from the people who are using YOU to earn their money online.
There a few very simple steps to ensure that you don’t succumb to one of these scams.
1. Don’t pay any fees, EVER, to begin a money making program.
If there’s actually a reasonable expectation of return for your time invested, the people who are getting you on board don’t need your money. They’re going to make money by you working under them.
2. Some personal information can be provided. Some definitely shouldn’t be.
In most cases you are absolutely fine providing your name, an e-mail address, a phone number, and even a mailing address. This is the extent I would recommend EVER providing in any case. The reason being of course, that anything beyond that and you’re probably talking about “forms of payment.” I don’t want to reiterate enough that if they want your money, it is almost certainly a scam. On the flip side, though, any reputable site wants to know that you’re not trying to defraud them, either. It’s completely reasonable to expect a minimal amount of personal identifying information.
3. Try to find your income through sources that you personally trust.
If you haven’t heard of it before it’s safer to go elsewhere. If someone you know and trust has provided you the information, then it’s a safe bet. When it comes down to it, earning money online takes time and if you want to invest that time wisely you want to know you’re not sinking time into a source that won’t pay you. There are many reputable sites across the internet that can lead you in the right direction, but most of these sites are much smaller and harder to find than the all too common mass recruiter.
4. If you don’t understand how the people running the program are earning money, don’t bother wasting your time.
If it seems too good to be true, it is. If you don’t know how the people in charge are getting paid, you don’t know how you’ll get paid. Don’t be a sucker. Make sure that you have done your research and you truly understand what you’re getting into before you jump in feet first.
Now, at this point, you’re probably wondering why, if it’s all so simple, the scams are so prolific.
It’s sad to say that it’s generally due to the fact that the occasional person being duped out of amounts of even $50 or less, the scam artists can make a lucrative amount via their efforts. The internet is broad, and they don’t need much of a response to remain in business.
Just always do your best to ensure that you personally don’t succumb to their tricks.