The term “get rich quick scam” is actually an oxymoron.

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The term “get rich quick scam” is actually an oxymoron.

The truth is, with these scams, the last thing that’s going to happen is you getting rich quick. The problem is recognizing these scams. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll have a pretty good idea of how to recognize one of these scams when they cross your path.

The best thing about a get rich quick scam is that most are really pretty transparent when all is said and done.

Most of the websites that promote these scams have headers that read something like “Turn $20 Into $20,000 In 30 Days” or “Make $30,000 In 30 Days, GUARANTEED!” You know the ones that I’m talking about. They seem to be all over the Internet.

Well, over the course of the 4 years plus that I have been online, I have tested out over 150 of these get rich quick scams. Of all the ones I tried, only one made me any money at all and that was $28 that took me 5 months to earn. The sad part was that many of the programs actually turned out to be fraudulent altogether. They would take off with your money and you’d never hear from them again no matter how many times you emailed them.

Then there are the get rich quick scams that get sent to your email box.

You know the ones that I’m talking about. Some lady out in Nigeria just lost her dear husband and she wants you to help her get all this money. In helping her, she’ll send you something like $10 million or some insane amount. All you have to do is give this person your personal bank account information and in 24 hours you’ll be a millionaire. I sometimes wonder about the person’s intelligence who actually falls for something like this.

Get rich quick scams come in all shapes and sizes, which is what makes spotting them all so hard.

So the easiest way to spot one is to simply ask yourself one question. “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer to this question is a resounding “YES!” then most likely the “opportunity” in question is a scam and should be avoided at all costs.

If by some chance you stumble upon one of these scams and get taken in, don’t just chalk it up to a bad experience. The only way to stop these scams is to report them. So go to the BBB and file a complaint against the company. If more people were to do this, these companies would be shut down quickly and there wouldn’t be as many scams going around. Problem is, most people are just too lazy to do anything about it.

I’ve long stopped falling for these scams and now enjoy making a comfortable living from home with my own business. If you want to actually earn an honest income at home and not have to worry about being taken in, check out the site in my signature.

You don’t have to go on being a victim.

To YOUR Success,

Steven Wagenheim

Tired of getting ripped off. Want to make an honest living on the Internet? Check out my site at http://www.honestincomeprogram.com/ and start to earn an honest income for once in your life.

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