We’re presenting Gavin’s highly informative articles, one each day, over the course of ten days.
Here’s the tenth and final part of the www.speeddemonit.co.uk guide to:
- Protect Yourself from Fraud
- Highlight the Common Internet Scams
- Give You the Knowledge & Confidence to Avoid these Online Scams
The Quick Buck – Avoiding Internet Fraud for Beginners
Lets wrap up by looking at ‘work from home’ or ‘make money quick’ emails and websites. These sites offer you a second income or a great reason to quit your day job and invest all of your time into this ‘proven’ system.
Let’s not assume that all of these work from home opportunities are a scam, take a look at Ann Summers or Avon for example. However there is without question a huge amount of scams that don’t give any return on your investment, whether your time, money or both!
Most of these scams request an upfront payment for training, materials, administration, registration…you name it, there’s a spin on it.
The scam types varies. Some include the distribution of flyers or production related work. The real trick however is when the scam itself involves you unknowingly promoting the scam again, to your friends, family and neighborhood.
I’m sure the last 9 days articles have reinforced just how much more painful this situation can become if not only did you pay upfront for materials but you also gave them your bank details….ouch!!
Be aware if you’re approached for a ‘work from home’ opportunity.
Guest writer Gavin Whittaker is an IT Author, Consultant and Trainer, and a Member of the Technology Channels Association.
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