It happens all the time. You think you’ve got a great online business opportunity and you join immediately, with the last ideas you make money online. The pain of losing money in your pocket, or not being paid for it can be very painful. What happens here is a loss of trust and money. I will share a few tips on how to survive this type of scam online.
Surviving any costly online fraud can cripple your ability to do business online or offline in the future. We all survive and live by our trading skills. In carrying out our duties, we trade time for money. Online, we sell our time and expertise for money. If you are going to continue making money online, you really have no choice but to survive the scam. Let’s see how it is done.
First, my story. I joined a program to match the most popular person in Internet Marketing circles some years ago. This was in the year 2002. He had a lot of popular brands, and I found out that with a little effort, I was able to earn about $ 400.00 in a quick partnership commission. But waiting for his commission went from happy anticipation to great disappointment. He was not paying. I soon found out that he had ‘locked the shop’ and disappeared with all the commissions I owed him and other organizations that contacted him. To say that I am ashamed is an understatement.
Here’s a great tip for surviving an online scam like this. Do not trust people who do not have a guaranteed history, that they will carry your money. Whether you are a membership owner or an investor, people can go wrong quickly. In fact, they were always rude, you just didn’t know it at the time. Instead of relying on affiliate program managers I don’t know, I now work with certified companies with a strong track record, such as ClickBank LinkShare, and the Commission’s approach.
Another lesson you can learn from online fraud, and be brave enough to make money online, is to learn that lesson quickly and move on. I can honestly say that I have forgiven this person and have gone through it. But I am no longer disabled by this. I am a better marketer and I am a better person in all of this. Even if you work hard for your money, you can still be a victim of fraudulent characters online.
Reduce your exposure simply by not dealing with the person without seeking help. Using payment processors such as PayPal and credit cards may limit your exposure. Sending money through money transfer services to strangers is just silly.