Online Scams – Beware

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Are You Looking For A Working At Home Online Opportunity?


Yet you want some certainty that you are not entertaining the idea of an online scam?

Well this is an issue I can definitely help you with! About 90% of us have fallen victim to an online scam in the past!

I have learned we must BEWARE as there are so many so-called opportunities that are just dressed up scams! In some ways the technology of the internet has made it easier for the scam artist to present their illusions.


BEWARE Online Scams

Here Are Some Signs Of Scams To BEWARE Of:


The Promise of Hundreds of Dollars Quickly! Maybe the internet is new to you as it was to me, but there are no new secrets here. The internet business world is still a business world founded on business principles! Time and effort can build you a profitable business, but you cannot expect it immediately!Beware


A Website Advertising Their Fabulous Work At Home Online Opportunity – Yet – There Is No Way To Contact Them On Their Website! Shouldn’t you be able to contact the company and get a response within 48 hours if they offer aΒ  legitimate and honest opportunity? – Beware


A Video Only! – Have you ever sat through one of those videos as they promise you, if you only purchase their special information for a very reasonable amount of money and come on in, they will show you the secret to making lots of money online? And they usually promise there will be no further purchase necessary! – Beware


Constant Upsells – If they are a legitimate and honest work at home online opportunity shouldn’t they present their program in it’s entirety to you upfront? – Beware


The Necessity To Make A Purchase Or Pay A Fee To Learn How To Make Money With Their Program! This information should always be available for free! Their should never be any cost to start or learn the basics! – Beware


No Description Of A Company’s Product Or Program! Shouldn’t you know exactly how it is that you are going to be able to make an income? – Beware


No Name Or About Us Information – You should always have information that allows you to do research on a company! If they are an honest and legitimate company they will have nothing to hide and no reason not to provide you with adequate information to research them! – Beware


Geo-Targeted Information – When you see information displayed that isΒ  telling you how it has worked for others in your area, it is another illusion (accomplished with a bit of coding) that picks up on your location to try to trick you into thinking it will work for you! – Beware


Requests For Your Phone Number And Personal Information – Beware


Exit Pop-Ups – You know, when you try to leave the page and you get a pop-up offering you a special discount price, and it is almost always for a limited time only! – Beware


Ridiculous Claims of Success Are Just That – Ridiculous – Beware


Most all of us have been scammed in at least one of these ways!


Consider ThisΒ 


Approach pursuing this online venture as you would if you were presenting a resume! Or investigating to invest in a physical company!

Wouldn’t you expect an understanding of your earning potential and what this opportunity offers you for your future?

Wouldn’t you expect the basics of the opportunity to be explained to you as you are trained without an initial expense from your pocket?

Wouldn’t you expect the support of others to answer any questions you might need answers for?

And if this was an opportunity that you decided you desired to continue to pursue, you would understand that all businesses require the person running the business to have expenses!


What if you could find a place where:


  • They really teach you Online Marketing
  • They will give you two free websites! Remember a website is internet real estate, your storefront! No website, no business!
  • They will train you how to build that website and build it correctly!
  • They will teach you how to use Keywords
  • They will teach you how to get your website ranked!
  • They will teach you how to connect with Affiliate Marketers!
  • They will never promise you that you will get rich quick
  • You can start for $0
  • There are no constant upsells and you are informed of the program in its entirety upfront
  • You have the opportunity to come in and investigate the program and see exactly all that is offered and available to you and exactly how it all works
  • You are ALWAYS Supported by a community of thousands including the owners who will answer all your questions?


I Promise You There Is Such A Place!


And how can I say that?

Because they are validated by the facts! When I had come to the conclusion that they were all scams I accidentally found Wealthy Affiliate. You can read my story here.

They are they place where…



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  • Alton

    Hi Christa
    This my second Reply. I want to thank you again for the informative post exposing one of these Scam Artits.
    I am building a website to help others better their live in four areas: 1- Spiritualy, Health, Finianly, and Relationships.
    I would like permission to use some of the information to help people rebuild their Life.

    I have been scamed and would like to help as many as possible to avoid them also. Please let me know if I can use this so valable information.
    I sincerely want to get to know you better.

    God Bless you
    With a Greatful Heart
    Alton Wright

    • Hi Alton,
      Thank you again for your visit! πŸ™‚ I apologize again for not answering you in a much more timely fashion, lol. As I said before I have just returned to working on my website after a long battle fighting an intense health challenge.

      It is always good to know there are others that desire to help people avoid being scammed.

      It is important that you do not plagiarize but if you desire to reword and share information that is acceptable.

      Blessings to you,
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • It is so very important to recognize these scam artists for what they are…thanks for the tips. Hopefully people will recognize that working online is still working. If it’s super fast and easy it’s illegal or its scamming someone else out of their money. I have found several of these sites, but I am not willing to con someone just to make a buck. So I I started with WA, started learning, and am building a business that I can be proud of…not just money that I have to be ashamed of.

    • Hi Enid,
      Thank you for visiting my site! Even if your visit was a bit ago, lol.
      I am so sorry it has taken so long for me to respond to your comment but I am just returning to work on my website after a long battle with a severe health challenge.
      I agree with you completely in that working online is still working, and I think in many ways it is even more important to strive to show integrity online, especially when I hear so many stories of people being taken advantage of.
      I hope things continue to go well for you at Wealthy Affiliate!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Hi Christa,
    Thanks for your informative website. Many have actually fallen for the online scam. With the presence of your site, I believe it will be a great help to many others. Thanks again for your eye-opener in recognizing scams. Appreciate ! πŸ™‚

    • Christa

      Hi Norleila,
      Yes I actually fell into an online scam myself, and that is why it is so important to me to try to help others avoid the same misfortune!
      I am hoping to give others the information they need to avoid scams as well as the opportunity to be introduced to a the legitimate online opportunity of Wealthy Affiliate!
      Thank you so very much for visiting!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Linda

    First of all Christa, I LOVE your site, it is very well done! And you are so right about the need to beware of scams because there are so many out there. I have fallen for more of them then I care to think about. I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for a few months now and it is the best program I have ever been involved in.

    • Christa

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you for visiting and for your very kind words! πŸ™‚
      I too was scammed, and that is why I want to try to help others to avoid being scammed!
      I am so glad you found Wealthy Affiliate! I truly believe they are the best opportunity online to help others learn how to become online entrepreneurs.
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Hi Christa, thanks for your common sense approach to this issue of scams. Experience is the best teacher, they say, unfortunately that means many times folks are stolen from by scammers. Fine looking, well built site you have too. Jon

    • Christa

      Hi Jon,
      Thank you for visiting!
      I am so glad to hear that you think I have approached the issue of scams well!
      It is so important to me to try to help others to avoid being scammed as I was!
      And thank you so very much for your encouraging words for my site!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Hi Christa.
    About how long does it take to start earning money with Wealthy Affiliate?
    And you can choose to create any kind of business you like; you aren’t required to promote Wealthy Affiliate?


    • Christa

      Hi Jen,
      Thank you for visiting!
      How long it takes to make money is dependent upon the individual. I have seen a large range of variables. It depends on how hard you are willing to work, how much an individual knows when they are getting started, how much time an individual has to commit and such factors.
      The one thing that remains true is that as long as an individual is willing to get started and to supply the effort to all that they are provided with at Wealthy Affiliate, the tutorials with such a wealth of knowledge, the tools and the community, you will succeed and build an online income!
      Yes, you can create any kind of business you desire. There is absolutely no requirement to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I chose to build this site because of my experience of having been scammed and I wanted to inform others of this wonderful honest opportunity.
      Thank so much for your questions and interest. I hope these answers have helped you.
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for the warning signs of scams and what to look for to avoid. There are so many out there that look so enticing but once you pay your money and get into it…BAM! You realize you have been taken for a ride. Thankfully there are legitimate ways to earn money…but it does take work.

    • Christa

      Hi Jonathan,
      Thank you for visiting!
      You sound as though you speak from experience, and unfortunately all too many of us have been stung by a scam online! That is why I want so very much to help others to avoid being scammed!
      And to inform them that as you have said, there are legitimate and genuine opportunities!
      I agree with you that first they have to understand that any legitimate opportunity is not going to promise them they will get rich quick. That any business takes time and effort to build.
      I am so thankful to have found Wealthy Affiliate, where they are honest with you about the effort you will need to apply while at the same time providing you with all the knowledge, tools and support necessary so that you can actually achieve your goals.
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Wow you are dead on about all the scams and what to look for and what to avoid. I have been bitten by a few myself!

    • Christa

      Hi Michael,
      Thank you for visiting!
      Unfortunately most people I have spoken with that have pursued finding work online, and especially if they have a desire to build their own online website and business, have been bitten as you put it. And even more unfortunate is that for some it was more of a mauling! πŸ™
      That is why I am passionate about getting the word out to help prevent others from being scammed!
      And at the same time I am excited to let them know there is an honest and legitimate avenue for them to pursue their dreams at Wealthy Affiliate.
      AND with the ability to start with the FREE Starter Membership the opportunity is available to everyone!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Hey, Christa.

    I think 100% of people are looking to avoid online scams and your post sure helps a lot of people to do just that and become part of something that’s legitimate and genuine.

    Thanks also for sharing the signs to look out for when we come in to contact with scams and I will definitely be giving Wealthy Affiliate a shot.

    Cheers, Neil

    • Christa

      Hi Neil!
      Thank you for visiting!
      Unfortunately for me I learned most of those signs the hard way, on the road of hard knocks, lol!
      That is why it is so important to me to get the word out to people and to help others from being scammed!
      And to let people know that there truly is an honest and legitimate opportunity online where they can learn all that they need to know, and a place where they have all the tools necessary to build a viable online income!
      All they have to do is add the effort!
      A place where they can start for
      FREE! Which can be so important in today’s economy!
      With the added bonus of an incredible community that is there to help them every step of the way!
      I consider myself blessed to have been led to Wealthy Affiliate and I am certain you will too Neil!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • I totally agree that there are so many scams online and if you are new to the internet or you are desperate to find an honest online opportunity you can get easily scammed. I don’t think there has been anybody that hasn’t been scammed before, I know I was a few times.

    But once I learned my lesson I started to see a pattern in how these scams operated, that pattern was many of the examples you gave above. So now every time I read something online and see one of those signs, my scam alarm goes off. Thanks for sharing. I know this will help others.

    • Christa

      Hi Robert,
      Thank you for visiting!
      I want to apologize! I had written a timely reply to your comment but somehow I overlooked making sure it was properly published! πŸ™
      I am so glad to hear that you too saw the patterns.
      I am so excited to have found this genuine opportunity of Wealthy Affiliate so that now I can have this platform to help others avoid being scammed!
      And so I can share the good news with others that there is an honest opportunity where they can truly learn all they need to know to build a viable online business!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • christopher

    Hey Christa

    I couldn’t agree more that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to start a business and learn about it. I too am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I encourage anybody who is interested in making money by working at home or simply want to make money for whatever reasons they have, to become a member.

    It’s a great program, you won’t regret it.

    Christopher also TheFool at Wealthy Affiliate (;

  • Great post Christa!

    I too am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I encourage anyone that is interested in growing an online business get on board with them right away!

    The level of training is outstanding but it is really the community aspect that I love best!

    You are never alone with Wealthy Affiliate!


    • Christa

      Hi John!
      Thank you for visiting! It is so very nice to meet yet another member of Wealthy Affiliate!
      I certainly agree with you on the training! I consider Wealthy Affiliate to a Virtual Online Academy, with the added blessing of the support of an incredible community!
      Christa πŸ™‚

  • Great advice,

    I’ve read good things about this.

    How long have you been a member at Wealthy Affiliate and what do you like best?

    • Christa

      Hi Richard!
      Thank you for visiting!
      I have been with Wealthy Affiliate since March. For me the initial best thing was the free starter membership. If there had not been the opportunity to go inside and freely do a thorough investigation of all that what Wealthy Affiliate truly had to offer, I would never have even considered joining. On my about Christa page I share why that was so important to me.
      Then to discover that the free starter membership is an honest offer that attest to the genuineness of the company was amazing. I am so very thankful that I was led to Wealthy Affiliate.
      Again thank you so much for stopping by and conversing with me! πŸ™‚ Christa

  • Looks Great! Really valuable information and very well put together! Wealthy Affiliate is a great program any one can learn and succeed with. Wishing you great success in your future adventures with WA!

    • Christa

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for visiting!
      I want to thank you for your kind words and wishes!
      Wealthy Affiliate is truly a one of a kind gem that truly is for anyone as you have well said! πŸ™‚
      Christa πŸ™‚

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