How to Avoid Internet Scams

Scams are all over the internet, please be careful about them! I hate to see people getting scammed and in this article, I want to tell you what are the red lights of online scams and how you can avoid them.

5 Obvious signs of online scams

If you find a product with any of these signs, be careful and research that product before buying it.

I’m not saying that it means the product is 100% scam but if you find any of these signs in a product it is probably a scam or a low quality program.

You should be really careful when you see these red flags:

1. No contact information

All decent businesses in the world should give you valid contact info. They should have a valid address, phone, and email address.

2. Low-quality support with no or slow response

It’s usually rewarding to ask the support team a question before investing in a program. Most scams even don’t respond you back! Sometimes, they just respond you with a prewritten automated message.

In both cases, you can be sure that YOU CAN’T TRUST THEM!

3. Sounding too good to be true

I think it sounds familiar to you!

I have a bag of gold and I want to give to you for fun!!

Ok, it doesn’t make sense. Why on earth would I do that??

If you faced an offer that sounds too good to be true and you should pay before learning about the details, BE CAREFUL!

4. Including fancy images like expensive cars and homes

Fancy images are just emotional triggers!

Some marketers use them to stop the logical part of your brain. You are more likely to make an emotional decision instead of a logical one when you see those fancy images.

In this case, don’t rush, ignore it for a while and then come back and put all the facts in front of you. Then make a determined decision.

5. Fast success promises

Let me tell you something!

There is no backdoor to success.

If it was easy and fast, everybody would have become successful in a blink of an eye!


Scams usually promise you fast and easy ways to success!


Becuase, when they convince you, they can get your money!

6 Ways to Avoid Internet Scams

Now that you know when to be worried about a product I want to share 6 powerful ways with you to help you avoid getting scammed and find legit products.

1. Ask questions through their contact info – If there was no response, be careful!

2. Search for the product and read different reviews about it (Use terms like “name of the product + scam” or “name of the product + review”. ) – I know, it might sound obvious but believe me, many people ignore it.

3. Search for the product owners (If you can’t find out who the owners are, be careful, it’s probably a big scam! ) – When you find out who the owners are, you can also check their previous work.

4. Check their money transfer company

5. Do not trust any promises or any testimonials on the sales page

6. Get feedback from other people in trusted known communities. See Our #1 recommendation. (It’s the most trusted online community in this industry with more than 10 years of positive reputation. )

Not Recommended List

Here is a dynamic list of not recommended products reviewed by

Programs introduced in this list might be legit or scam but they are not recommended. It means that most of the time if you avoid them, you will save your time and money for a better use.

Unique Rewards

Unique Rewards is a reward website which gives you points for your online actions like surveys, watching videos, etc. You can cash out your earnings after 20$.

It is not a scam but it does not worth your time. Do you want to know why?

Click on the title to read our complete unique rewards review.

Survey Junkie

It’s a famous survey site which you can take surveys and earn a few dollars for each survey. While it’s popularity is increasing day by day, I do not recommend it. If you’re interested to know why click on the name to read the full review.


BigSpot is not a decent business! So many complaints and shady marketing are a few of red lights about it. Stay away from it. If you want to read the full review, click on its name!


AmeriPlan is a legit business that offers real opportunities but it’s not your best solution. Their website looks old and your opportunities are limited. Especially if you’re new to online business, I don’t recommend this program. Click on the name to read the full review.

Especially if you’re new to online business, I don’t recommend this program. Click on the name to read the full review.


Kyani is a decent business according to many online reviews! They offer health products. If you are into those products, you might want to test Kyani’s product as well.

What is not recommended about Kyani is the business opportunity part! Why? A few of my reasons are

  1. Their business model is MLM which I don’t like
  2. Their success rate is low
  3. You should invest a relatively hard amount of money to start

You can read my full review by clicking on the name.

Coffee Shop Millionaire

This review is a bit old. Coffee shop millionaire is on the border-line. It’s not a scam nor a perfect product. It bombards you with lots of upsells and there are many similar products which are better and cheaper.

That’s why it’s not recommended. You can read the full review if you click on its name.

Tell Us About Your Experiences

If you had experiences with internet scams in the past, you can share your story with us and help our readers. If there are other red flags that we missed them in this article, you can write them in the comments. 🙂


  1. Jeremy Hood

    These are some great tips on avoiding internet scams. Sometimes it can be hard to do as they are well disguised.

    Like you said, the first thing I do is decide if it is too good to be true. If your gut is telling you this it is usually true.

    If it passes that test then I do the searches you recommend like the name of the product + scam. This is usually enough to make a decision for me.

    • Ash

      The research step is the most important one for sure. But, sometimes, especially when the product is new, you might not be able to find enough information about it.

      In those cases, my recommendation is to check a few more things: 1. Their contact info 2. The owners 3. Their support.

      Some scams create several products to protect the newest one from bad reviews! If you could track them and see how the previous products were doing, you can make a wiser decision about it.


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