How to avoid Scam?

@lestat_m (377)
Philippines
February 28, 2007 4:04am CST
There are lots of money making opportunities surrounding online. From data encoding, free lancing, search, paid to post, paid to surf, paid to read email, paid to click etc.. Many people have benefited from this internet program but number of souls were also became prey of the lurking camouflaged-online-predator. I would like to ask for all your opinion and experience about scam site. How to avoid it? How to detect scam vs legitimate site?
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5 responses
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 07
My strategy for checking out sites goes like this : For example, I registered for a site that is free or with little capital. Then I'd wait for the first payment. If it does not come, then I'd say goodbye to it. It is a scam for sure. The golden rule : Invest only what you can afford to lose.
@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
"Invest only what you can afford to lose." yes we read this very often, site admin always include this sentence in their Terms and Conditions. Its just like Mind Conditioning of the risk that we are about to take. In all the investment and all the opportunities it is a must to know first the risk before jumping on it. this is truly a safety precaution that we need to practice.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Feb 07
well, infact you just need little brains, which, i am sure you have in plenty, to fight the lurks of the 'camouflaged-online-predators (i quite like this expression). try and follow this: 1. get a good spam cleaner (go to softpedia.com or download.com) 2. go to setting in your mail account and check mark BLOCK SPAMS 3. u can revert the spam to scam@fraudinternational.com 4. sign up with scambuster.com and know about the scams and spams 5. easiet way out: use your brains, which i am sure u have in plenty, and IGNORE AND DELETE THEM TO TRASH good luck
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@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
a very good advice. i think i need to practice using my brain from now :) common sense and your 5 tips is indeed a good combo to keep away from scams and spammers... thanks.
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 07
Before you invest in these programs, make sure that you check in forums and and monitoring sites if you're doing PTS and HYIPs. It's not very hard to spot a scam. ALso, don't get greedy. Invest in moderation so that you won't end up biting yourself in the back! Good luck!
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@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I see, so "greed" is one of the culprit huh. Your response reminded of one cliche. "Slowly bu Surely".
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I had fallen prey to some, too. The problems is, I do not have any idea as to how to identify ways to combat those who are enticing us to get into their act and thus not become their victims.
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@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
if you can post here the site it will help lot of mylotter. this is to warn newbies and old timers so that they can avoid being victimized by these sites. appreciate your response.
• India
28 Feb 07
thank you very much for sharing this useful information. i will try this out.gave + to u for this useful post. gudluck
@lestat_m (377)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I appreciate your comment. Learn from the experience of others heed the advise and warning of the people who have been there.