How To Identify Internet Marketing Scammers & MLM Pushers

There are only a few things in life that upset me, one of them is internet marketing “Make $5,000 in 5 Days!” people who use pushy schemes to get people to sign up for what is 99% of the time either completely bogus or a very politically well worded contract or service plan that protects them and sells you out.

I have literally stood next to someone who sat there and showed me a completely bogus website, with fake testimonials, credit card logos, absurd claims for getting rich, no real product and no real service; and it was sent out to millions of people; I no longer talk to that guy.

Scammers rely on the numbers and the stupidity of others. The only people who actually get rich from the scam are other people willing to scam others, and have a ton of free time.

The only people that actually end up making a lot of money this way are other desperate criminals, which is about less than 0.3% of the people that get marketed to. This is no way to make a life for yourself and in the end, spending your life stealing from people and playing on their ignorance, I would worry about where you are going when you die and what’s going to happen if you get caught or reported while still alive, or caught by the people who cheated.

How To Spot Bogus Scams Like This

  • United States law actually REQUIRES an MLM company to provide their financial details to you – View The Federal Trade Commission MLM statement
  • No real contact information; such as full name, address or email to a real non-free email address
  • They are located foreign in countries like India, Pakistan or Philippines
  • They make overuse of ! symbols
  • They say stuff like…. “The first 100 lucky people to take this offer!” or “Limited time only!”
  • Overuse of the word “absolutely”
  • Overuse of the word “FREE”
  • Overuse of the word “No obligation!”
  • Overuse of the word “Completely”
  • They say “I’m going to tell you about it!” instead of just telling you about it
  • It’s a “New Opportunity!”
  • It’s a new business, and you can’t find anything online about it at all
  • They don’t tell you what it actually is, upfront – you have to go through a series of videos, a video chat, some emails and signup for some stuff first – It’s a trap, the further in you get, the more obligated you feel to make the purchase.
  • Video Chats are are called One-On-One chats, once you’ve taken the bait, it’s time to reel you in
  • MLM scammers will avoid hard questions… like “Why do you have so many scammer reports online for your name when I Google “Example Name Scam?” or “Why do you not list any contact information like phone, email or address?” – “Why do you live in India?”

Reviews Are Everything These Days

You can’t hide from your bad reputation anymore. And you can’t afford to run a business getting bad reviews. If that company doesn’t have what looks like a bunch of positive reviews online in places like…

  • Google Maps
  • Yelp
  • Angie’s List
  • Facebook
  • Manta
  • BBB

Be wary.