Is It A Scam To: Beware Of The Sketchy Schemes

Sometimes when I see some sort of claim that is supposed to be the answer to making money online and I know for a fact that it’s a scam or these scammers are up to getting people to do some sort of illegal sketch scheme, I can’t help but write my thoughts.

Noticed that I didn’t finish my title and just wrote is it a scam to! I did that on purpose because with so many business models online, people may think they are building a business that isn’t a scam when it just might be.

When you get a pitch about some great way to make money online, it falls on your hands to make the decision.

Some of these schemes show the money or some great list they got from a lead capture page.

Then people think they may have found the opportunity that just might help them build a business online or make money and don’t even realize they might be getting trained to scam people.

Making Money Online Is Growing Rapidly


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Making money online is legal.

If you look at Amazon, it’s an e-commerce site that allows people to shop online.

Google is a search engine website that gives you data.

Social Network sites is where we go to connect with people.

Affiliate sites give us recommendations to products and services when we research for a particular item.

So yes even you can have the opportunity to make money online.

The online world is a beautiful thing because we are able to do a number of things without leaving our home.

People are realizing that they can be their own boss online or may even find a job that doesn’t require that morning commute.

People do want to be at home with their children along with making money at home.

There are people who don’t have children yet they just don’t want to work outside their home.

Whatever your situation might be, the online world gives you that option to make money online.

Sketchy Schemes Are Out There


Some of these sketchy schemes are quite obvious while others you might need to do some digging before you take the plunge.

Either way, there are some sketchy happenings going on in the online world that may cause you to get sucked into some sort of black hole scheme.

Honest people out there are being told that you can make money doing dah, dah, dah not realizing that the dah, dah, dah they are doing is scamming other out of their money.

Okay, I often like to advise people to look for what are they asking you to do. If you can’t find that data out from their lead capture page ad, you are being suckered out of your money.

When people get sucked into the hole they are either given data that leads them to low quality info or they lead them into being apart of their scheme.

Here Is What These Schemes Look Like When They Want You To Get Involved


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These ads don’t tell you how to make money as if it is the biggest top secret that they don’t want you to know.

What they do is explain to you if you want to start marking money you will have to pay a fee to get access to this top secret “idea” they have.

Sometimes they tell you what you will get vaguely without telling you exactly what you get unless you pay the fee.

Everything is always easy, a push of a button and you only have to work less than an hour a day that makes you tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of minutes.

If you decide to pay, some of these schemes will have you promote the exact same scheme that landed you to pay that fee in the first place.

Their agenda is to make money off of you and the people you know.

People should put a value on these ads they come across. Ask yourself are you getting value form those sales pages or landing pages with those videos on them?

Or are they just showing you ads of what life would be like, over exaggerated money they made, flashing a bunch of shiny objects that make you place your name, phone number, credit info and your email address to get access?

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The Bold Schemes


Some of these schemes will explain exactly what or how their scheme works.

They will have you open PayPal accounts to accept payments when PayPal prohibits these types of schemes to run transactions on.

They will even have you violate terms on sites that they say you can promote these schemes on.

They will even tell you how much it will cost you and most of the time it starts off with you paying a monthly fee.

But if you want to make the big money, you will get upsold and the cost is more than likely going to be 10 times more than what their service is worth.

The business model isn’t much except you promoting these schemes anywhere, anyhow and anyway.

Sometimes there are additional fees to promote these schemes that they didn’t tell you.

The Pyramid Scheme


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Some people out there will consider all MLM or network marketing schemes scams no matter how many years they have been in business.

I understand why because most MLM businesses explain their comp plans. Their comp plans are based on recruiting people and not by product sale volume.

If they do show product sale volume, most of the time they explain in their comp plan it is based on recruiting people that buy their products on a monthly basis.

These schemes require you on a monthly basis to sell or YOU can buy a certain amount of products to qualify for one of their “executive levels”.

Most of the times in their fine print, what they don’t tell people is that you might have to get 3 to 5 people to pay these auto-ship fees consistently for a period of three months before you even get your first payment in the following month.

If you are unable to do that, you forfeit either your bonuses or payment.

This causes only the top people to receive that money. The people on the bottom is just paying to keep these pyramid schemes going for years by purchasing their products.

Most of these pyramid schemes people only make around $200 to $1,000 a year.

So you could be promoting a pyramid scheme and it is important to find out those fine print data that no one knows about except the creator.

All In All

It’s your dime and your time. Scams are out there. They will use whatever it takes to take your money. They know that not everyone is going to fall for it.

They are looking for people who believe that money can be made with a push of a button that requires no work to make millions online.

What usually happens is that people will pay a lot of money and get nothing out of it.

When you get presented with the lottery dream life, it is up to you to do your research first.

Real opportunity requires a lot of hard work that you have to do. There is no system that will do it for you.

They will say that, but the only thing you have to do is spend your time reeling people in which does require a lot of time and effort.

If you have any questions or comments about is it a scam to, please feel free to let me know below, thanks!

Plant, Water, and Believe!

12 thoughts on “Is It A Scam To: Beware Of The Sketchy Schemes”

  1. Great article! It’s so easy to fall for these scams because after all everyone secretly wishes that there is a magical way to get rich overnight. So when you see these ads you really really want to believe its true.

    I was nearly a victim to such a scam, luckily right before I entered my details I saw a comment from someone at Wealthy Affiliate saying why go for the scam when you can do the real deal! Thankfully I did and the rest is history!

    • Hey Hollie, you really made a valid point and that is everyone secretly wishes that there is a magical way to get rich overnight. I couldn’t stop laughing when I read that part and it is so true. If there was a way that really worked the way these scams like to claim, we would all be doing it right now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and Blessings to your future, Evelyn.

  2. Hey Evelyn,

    I’ve greatly benefited by reading your important and informative article about Sketchy Schemes. Many people are interested in earning online nowadays. In this rush situation, many sites are cheating differently to the primary level, simple or greedy people who wants to be rich overnight. I got a clear idea of Sketchy Schemes after reading the section “When They Want You To Get Involved”. Such sites should be identified and punished under the act of ICT. Thank you sincerely for the helpful post to raise awareness.

    Best Regards,
    Ranao.

    • Hey Ranao, you are correct that more and more people are opting in on earning from home. It is kinda alarming how so many scams are out there. Some of them do a great job masking their schemes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Evelyn.

  3. I like this write-up. Many people are exploring the opportunities the internet provides to make more money. It would surprise you that how to make money is one of the most searched phrases on the internet. Scammers are aware of this, and they go all out to design their website to lure people to sign up with them. The rule of thumb I advise everyone thinking of making money online to use is” if the offer appear too good to be true, then it is not real”. There is no easy way to make money in life; anyone that want to make money whether online or offline must stay committed, focus and, persevere, and put in lots of hard work. We all need to run away from people saying one can make 1000 dollars a day working for 15 minutes online. It is pure scam.

    • You are absolutely correct and what makes it even more profound is that they will call you if they got your number. Again thanks for sharing your thoughts and advise, much appreciate it, Evelyn.

  4. The more the fast rising internet market keeps growing, the more online money making platforms keeps sprouting with more than 60% of them being scam or malicious. Nonetheless, if one can thread softly and be careful when surfing for financial solutions online, then definitely one may not fall victim of all these scam. your review was highly relevant and helpful.

  5. Hey Evelyn,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with lots of valuable information on Scams. Nowadays, a lot of people are getting spammed online. Unfortunately, I was a victim of spam as well.

    Just like you mentioned, some websites/services don’t even let you try something unless you pay them a certain amount of fee. It just doesn’t make sense. If I remember well, I lost about $127.00 in the process of joining a platform that SPAMS people. But after experiencing this tragedy, I realized that I need to do my research carefully before taking an action.

    Thanks a lot for taking your precious time in writing this detailed blog post. Keep up the good work Evelyn!

    • We can get tempted by these ads despite the lack of explanation. Especially when we are new to these types of schemes.Thanks for sharing your experience, much appreciate it, Evelyn.

  6. You said it! Scams like these are all over the place, yet people keep getting snagged into them. And it’s true, like you said, that most of the people who get scammed are actually being taught how to further the scam by getting other people ensnared in the trap. Everywhere you go, you see these ads promising you the world, yet they won’t give you any hint as to what you’re going to be doing. They want you to pay up first, so you can gain access to their “big secret,” because they know that if you knew what it was all about before paying, you’d probably walk away from it. Thanks so much for bringing attention to this terrible problem. Great post!

    • Hey Mark, doesn’t seem like these scams are like weeds, once one gets pulled out more keep growing, Lol. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Evelyn.

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