When you are searching to join a business online you will hear the word scam a lot. What actually is a scam? What does that really mean? The definition of a scam is - a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle. I'm sure there are plenty of people running scams and I'm not saying that you haven't ran into any. However, it is very important that you make sure that is truly what it is before you go screaming to anyone and everyone who will listen that you have been scammed by such and such business. You see, sometimes people's claims turn out to be not true. I've said it before and I will say it again. It takes time to make money with a business, any kind of business.
Before joining any kind of business you can do an online search about it. Collaborate with people who are already working in it. If and when you decide to join read all of the fine print. Make sure that you will be able to put in the proper time. This is something that you will be investing your money in so you must make sure that you have the time and make the effort when you make the commitment to join. If you can't promise yourself that you will do these things then, it's in your best interest not to join any kind of business. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't never decide to join. It just means that it is not a good time for you right now.
Why would someone say a business is a scam when it is clearly not? Because they didn't do the above. As we all know people think it is easier to do business on the internet( I blame the false advertising that is being done on a consistent basis). If you are a newbie then it is easy for you to fall into these cracks. Why? Because, naturally people are looking for something that is easier. So, when they think that they have found it they mistakenly believe that easy means less work or basically no work. That is simply not true. There is no business that you will join and not do absolutely nothing. So, if you are one of those people, please stop believing those blatant lies. I'm telling you right now they are not true and they will never be true.
When a business is a scam it will not stay in business for long because the people who join it will not make any money. This is a clear indicator that a business is a scam. Also, a business that is a scam usually, has no way for you to contact them. They aren't interested in you being successful either. Why would they? They can't have you making money, because if they did it wouldn't be a scam. If it is a scam NO ONE will make money and people will not stay in the business. They will lose money not make money. That is the whole object of a scam.
You do not want to accuse a legitimate business of being a scam. For one, it will make you look bad. You are stating something that is not true. People will do their research. When they find out it's not a scam and that you purposely said it was that doesn't make you look good in the eyes of people. Many times when someone says something is a scam it is because they themselves didn't do something that they were supposed to do so, they try and discredit the business. If you are claiming scam after scam and these business are not scams people will start to look at you and rightfully, so. You are making yourself look unreliable. If you ever do find a business that you like it will be hard for people to trust you (I know I wouldn't join a business with someone who is always claiming that they got scammed).
If you did not do well in a business just say you didn't do well. Maybe, it wasn't for you. That happens sometimes. We join something find out it wasn't the right fit for us. What do you do? You move on and find something that is. You don't go hollering scam just so you can get attention and people will feel sorry for you. If you think that. Trust me, they won't. It will be completely the opposite. You will be someone that people will not want to be bothered with. If you are trying to do business with people you can't afford to be that type of person. You will need to be someone that people trust. Not someone that looks petty and a whiner in the eyes of people.
When you falsely accuse a business it prevents people who would like to join that business from doing so. It's nothing like not joining something because you took someone's word on it and it wasn't true. They will be mad at you and they will have a good reason to be. It's not something that you want to make a habit out of. Becoming unlikeable online is not something that you want to do. Especially, if you are trying to make money online.
However, if you really do believe that a business is a scam you should go to the right sources. Which is to report to the BBB and Ripoffreport websites. This way it can be dealt with in a civilized manner and you won't look like some crazy person screaming scam all over the internet. Unfortunately, these things can and do happen sometimes. Before you do make sure that it is a scam. You don't want to accuse a legitimate business of being a scam. It's not fair to people who would like to join the business.