5 TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING ONLINE SCAMS

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The internet has made life very easy for everyone. You can Google anything to get quick information and much more other awesome benefits. However, for every good thing, there is always a negative side. The negative in the case is that there are increased cases of scams. Hence, before you are scammed, it is advisable that you know how to identify online scams and fraud. Here are some tips to help you identify an online scam.

You are promised quick music

Difficult to figure out how the person making the offer benefits

If it’s not obvious how the other person involved in this offer makes money, then you need to stay far away from it. Most honest transactions are completely clear in how the other person is going to make money from the arrangement. Perhaps the individual is the seller and you’re the buyer. When situations come up where that arrangement isn’t clear, be extremely wary.

You are being pressured

If a product is worthwhile, it doesn’t need pressure tactics to entice you. If someone is pressuring you, such as by stating the offer only lasts for a little while or that you’re somehow foolish for not taking advantage of this, they’re selling you a bad bill of goods. Don’t waste your money or time on products that can’t be presented to you solely on their own merits. If someone has to introduce pressure tactics that make you feel rushed or make you feel bad about yourself, walk away.

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An upfront payment is required 

If a site won’t give you a clear overview of what exactly it’s trying to sell you with some real examples of what you’ll be getting in exchange for your payment, you are advised not to pay any money. Any reputable product can be sold on its own merits, not on the claims of what that product is without showing you what’s behind the smoke and mirrors.

Popups appear asking you to download a video

A rule of thumb for avoiding online scams is not downloading software to your computer from anywhere that isn’t completely reputable. If it’s not the official website of a software vendor, a software store associated with your model of computer or phone, or a very very trusted third-party vendor don’t download the software.

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