How To Identify Scam Websites

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How To Identify Scam Websites
Just today, a friend of mine told me about a website That upon signing up, you'll be given $100. I knew that it was impossible, it's a fact that I've earned a good sum of money from affiliate marketing, but no website or individua will give you a whole $100 just for signing up to his website.
Websites like Amazon, Konga, Jumia, Clickbank and other online stores pay you for generating sales to them, domain hosting sites like whogohost, 1and1, domainking, bluehost, and other sites pay you a particular commission for generating sales.
How To Identify Scam Websites

Even me, I have an affiliate system where I pay people 50% for sales generated from the sales of any of my e-book.

Also, websites like Payoneer and  Valued Voice pay $25 and $5 respectively for new sign-ups. But you must fulfill something. In the case of payoneer, the sign-ups must receive $100 with his account before you will be able to receive the referral bonus (although recently, I received an e-mail when one of my referrals signed up that it's now $1000).

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Now we have learnt some things, if you want further tutorials on how to make money online, you can check out this post 25 Ways To Make Money Online As A Beginner.

Now it's time we learn what we are here for. 
1) To start with, any website that offers you money for not doing anything, is a scam website. The website I posted earlier,, immediately I signed up, I got $100 bonus. less than a minute, I got another $1 bonus, is money that easy to get? Anything that sounds too good to be true, is a scam because money can't be picked.

There is something I normally do and I advice you to do same, immediately you see a new site, go to google and browse 'Money Review' ( I used money to replace the name of the site. If any website denotes it as a scam, run 🏃🏃 it's a scam. There must be a reason for denoting it as a scam.

Take note that these scam websites get paid by malware affiliate marketing that offer these software to you and when you download them, they end up infecting your system. I remember a case where they told my friend to pay $250 so that his system will be unlocked after one of these softwares locked his system.

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2) Phishing sites are fund of hurrying up people to sign up to their website. Clifford has earlier written a post on how he escaped phishing from someone. I advice you to read it as it's very interesting. So the person was telling him to sign up, and so on. Later, because he knew what it meant, he didn't fall for it. But according to the boy, many people fell for it.

So this phishing sites can collect your credit card details, passwords, and other important details. So you need to be careful of the websites you input your details.

3) Only A Few Left: lol...this websites always remain a few. I know of a particular website that always remains six persons. They'll tell you to sign-up and purchase their product at a discount that's only available for the first five people.

4) Working From Home: Any website that tells you to pay before offering you jobs is probably a scam site. A good and legitimate site will never tell you to pay before offering you jobs, except in some cases where you'll be told to upgrade like the case of iWriter.

Before you deal with a website, check the following:
- Has the name of the company ever been listed as scam?
- Does the organisation have an official high level website and domain ( .com, .net, .gov, .edu, .ng, .uk) and so on. Domains like .tk and .ml can easily be used to scam as they are free for a year and can be deleted.
- Does the message contain a lot of hype and exaggerations? If yes, then it might be a scam.
- Are they asking for your bank details, ID Card numbers and other delicate information?
with this, you should also know that it's a scam.

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How To Identify Scam Websites
All you need to know about identifying and escaping from a scam website | Examples of scam sites and...
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