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One of the most popular Internet frauds is the get rich quick
scheme. It is so common that advertising promoting these
businesses has reached a good portion of the world by email. It
is so pervasive that websites featuring get rich quick schemes
can be found in the dozens by searching the Internet for
keywords such as "work at home," "MLM," and even "ebook." These
businesses often promise incredible amounts of money for only a
small fee and a small time expense. They appeal to people's love
of convenience, as well as hopes of material comfort and
success. However, many people have found the businesses to be
unprofitable, a waste of money, and often fraudulent. Despite
the popularity of get rich quick schemes, there are several ways
that people can avoid losing money to these businesses.
Avoiding frauds anywhere, especially the Internet, requires the
use of common sense and research. A person who wishes to save
time and money must not only pause to think about the validity
of the schemes, but that person would also be wise to find some
resources to verify the validity of the schemes. Research will
tell how trustworthy a company and its product may be. Research
will also help individuals counteract the temptation of buying
into potentially fraudulent claims and promises.
To begin research investigating the claims and promises of get
rich quick schemes, a person could begin with the Better
Business Bureau. This organization specializes in helping
individuals research businesses so that they may discern the
trustworthiness of a company. Its URL is http://www.bbb.org.
For further research on Internet scams, organizations such as
MLM Watch (http://www.mlmwatch.org) may prove more useful. MLM
Watch provides criticisms of well-known get rich quick schemes.
The articles on the site are credited to reputable and
significant individuals on both sides of the businesses.
There are three other major Internet frauds, all of them closely
related to get rich quick schemes, but they can be resisted in
the same ways. First is the category of health-related frauds,
which promise that a product can aid a person's health to an
unusual degree. Second is the category of focused get rich
schemes, which are aimed at stay at home mothers, religious
individuals, disabled persons, and so on. Third is the category
of businesses with unusually low prices. No matter what form the
business takes, please keep in mind that careful thought and
research are wise tools for any person.
In addition to this, always be aware of what businesses endorse
a scheme, or what a scheme endorses. When suspicion arises, a
person should follow the hyperlinks on website to see what
exists on the linked page. If any doubt exists over whether
there is an endorsement of a get rich quick scheme, it is wise
to research the organizations and businesses in question.
In conclusion, it is common to find dubious businesses on the
Internet, but it is not inevitable that a person must give in to
these schemes. Doing research to investigating the validity of a
claims made by a business will not only uncover the
trustworthiness of a scheme, but also save an individual from
losing time and money.