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022 How to Avoid Online Business SCAMS!

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A few weeks ago, I got a message on Skype from my cousin Andre, all the way in Paris.

He found an opportunity to Make Money Online and wanted to get my perspective on the website he was getting ready to join.

He knew that I was into Online Business, and even listens to this podcast. So, naturally, he wanted to know what I thought.

Within 2 minutes, I was able to determine that it was a scam. Here’s the problem. I know that these kinds of things happen every single day, and THOUSANDS of people get scammed by these sites.

In this episode, I want to talk about ways to NOT get scammed online. If you follow these tips, you will reduce your chances of being scammed by almost 100%.

Announcement

Because of everything that’s going on in my life (you will have to listen in to hear), my new goal for the podcast is to make 1 podcast weekly, to be available on Tuesdays.

I will be sending out a message whenever a new one is posted, just to make sure you know exactly when it’s ready (Just in case something crazy happens where I’m not able to post it on time)

What’s Going On

In today’s section of What’s going on, I talk about the CNN article entitled “Twitter is the new Facebook“. It’s a compelling article that talks about some of the changes that are happening in the world of Social media. The main changes for twitter are:

  1. They are bringing Native photo and video sharing to their site starting on June 1.
  2. Apple has announced that iOS 5 (the new mobile platform) will include deep twitter integration.

When you take those two factors into consideration, Twitter is going to be in a very good position.

Ok, now lets get into the meat and bones of this episode. Here’s an outline of what I cover . . .

Tips to help you avoid getting scammed online

  • Tip #1: Google is your friend. Do a google search with the name of the website/person followed by “review” or “scam”.
  • Tip #2: Chose a Good Mentor and Follow Success!
    • Read their blog and follow their stories
    • Get in a coaching program
  • Tip #3: Only take recommendations from people you trust.
  • Tip #4: Focus on 1 thing at a time. Don’t move on until you have reached a level of comfortable success, or when you’ve reached a level that you feel satisfied

That’s pretty much it for today. If you have questions or comments, make sure to leave them below and/or call the hotline at (888) 835 – 2414. Take care and God Bless!

- Leslie Samuel

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8 Responses to “022 How to Avoid Online Business SCAMS!”

  1. Mrak June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    fantastic!!!!!  thank you, Leslie!!!

    • Leslie Samuel June 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

      You are very much welcome! Glad you found value in it!

  2. Wasim Ismail June 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    The lesson I learnt from here was, only take course or buy
    something if someone you know or can trust has recommended you to do so. Otherwise
    the risks can be quite expensive…:)

    • Leslie Samuel June 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

      Yep, you are right. They can be painfully expensive. I learned that the hard way ;)

  3. Saif June 27, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Step No.1, Step No. 2, Step No. 3, Step No. 4 and Leslie all are good. A few months ago, If you remember I wrote to you about the same problem because I was facing it. I think internet marketing has become difficult for us due to these scammers. If we get trained even then cheating is possible.

    • Leslie Samuel June 27, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      That’s why it’s very important to educate yourself on how to avoid being cheated. It’s really unfortunate when that happens, but it doesn’t HAVE TO happen. If you do what I say in this episode, you will minimize the chances of that happening SIGNIFICANTLY!

  4. Tai June 28, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    When ever I come across a product or course for sale I always Google it with the words “Warrior forum” or “Imreport card” If the product is a scam or no good I can usually get good feedback from those places. Another great podcast Leslie. Thanks for the tips!

    • Leslie Samuel June 28, 2011 at 12:47 am #

      Very good point. Warrior forum and IMReport card are good sources for checking things out. I’ve use those as references in the past too. Thanks for adding that!