In this economy, we operate by Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory of “survival of the fittest.” When everybody is left to fend for themselves, we must learn to trust nobody. Otherwise, we open the door for scammers and people who will, simply put, rip you off.
Why is it that so many people get duped and get swindled by these offers? Are they just dumb or uneducated?
There is no doubt that we will all be tempted at some point to take what seems like a shortcut and purchase something that seems too good to be true in order to lessen the blow to our wallets. However, we must realize that we are taking a risk of being taken advantage of. Experience will show that, more often than not, the risk is not worth the perceived benefit.
Take SEO companies out there who guarantee top rankings with all major search engines and lure in gullible buyers who are desperate for online exposure. A word of advice? Avoid these scams like the plague, because you would be better off flushing that $99 to $499 monthly fee down the toilet. Absolutely no SEO company can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google, no matter how many years that company has been in business or how qualified their reps paint themselves out to be. Reputable and savvy SEO companies avoid this careless mistake and will never promise anything that they cannot deliver.
If you are not willing to take a loss, then be sure to take a step back and do a bit of research on the company before you make an assumption about their capabilities in delivering what they promise. Can you find any reviews or ratings of their company performance in the past? Or are they guilty of false advertising?
Call the company. Ask questions. If the individual assisting you cannot seem to address your questions or steer you in the right direction, this is the most obvious red flag you will encounter.
When the offer or service is just ‘too good’ or ‘too cheap,’ think twice, because “Something is Rotten in Denmark.”
See Part 2 of this article here, When It Is Too Good to be True, Part 2