When Exposing Scams Is A Scam

September 8, 2008 by Chuck | 5 Comments

It’s funny how things come full circle.

People noticed that folks on the internet were trying to determin if “X” is a “scam”.

Then the Pay Per Click gurus started using the word “scam” in their ads – it boosted click through rates.

At least until everyone else did the same thing.

But marketers connected with the people’s cynicsim and used it to make millions.

But in the process, it seemed like every legitimate product and service got labelled with the hint of scandal.

All the ads read… “Is  _______________ a scam?”

Even if the product had never a hint of scandal associated with it, now it does for the sake of a quick buck.

As a result, headline hinting at a scam when there is none are, themselves, “scams” designed to fool people into thinking there might be problems with a product or service when they really just want to sell it to you themselves.

It’s been used so frequently as a marketing tool, you wonder if anything is legitimate in the internet marketing field any more.

Also,  as a marketer, you wonder what kind of product people really expect? Evidently something could be a “scam” if it doesn’t wipe your nose and put you to bed with your warm bottle of milk at night.

Does anyone want to work online any more and learn how to build a business, or do they just want a $97 product that guarantees them lifetime income with no work?

It’s probably 50/50!

The “everything is a scam approach” discourages the ones who want to work from finding real avenues in which to invest their money and time and encourages the lazy to keep looking for miracles that will suddenly and instantly work

As a result, the marketing focused on “Exposing scams” has become a “scam” in its own right.

I for one am sick of it.

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  • Tinu on September 8th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I am too. I retired from the industry in part because the more known you are, the more people come out of the woodwork to exploit you or your ideas. I decided I’d rather go off in a corner somewhere and make money quietly than have to deal with all the latest — and comparatively ineffectual – trick that misguided affiliates and unethical marketers employ to move product.

  • ida on September 12th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Chuck,

    Nice article. I have been as an internet marketer customer for years. Buying quite many products claim can help me to generate income without need to spend a lot of money. Instead I ‘m still end up gain nothing. Either I’m not learn from them or they just scam.

    Recently I paid for Emmediate Traffic where they claimed can list my website to many search engines faster and booster my traffic. Unfortunately they are another scam where I’m not even can login to member area and their email is bounce back. Thank God I can get refund from Clickbank.

    Until now I’m still have hope to become one of the success internet marketer, work from home and learn to avoid scam.


  • Austin Jones on October 16th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I too, am sick and tired of all of the scams out there. As a matter of fact, I just learned a few minutes ago exactly what you were talking about when you stated that exposing scams was a scam, in and of itself. I just finished looking at the I got scammed 27 times website. If this guy could spend over $3,500 in the time he said he spent it, then it seems to me that he does not need an additional income. I am looking for a home based business opportunity that is not a scam. Can you help me in this endeavor. I would appreciate it if you can.

  • Chuck on October 17th, 2008 at 7:11 am

    You know, I’ve been down the “packaged” business opportunity route. You have to find one that fits your skills and personality. Or adapt an existing business opportunity to your personality.

    It boils down to knowing yourself first. Most entrepreneurs beat their heads against a wall repeatedly till the find their niche. Then they take off because they can then run on all cylinders.

    Most people don’t know what really works for them and do that.

  • Richard on November 25th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I would like an honest internet home service whereby
    I can earn $2000 or more per month. I recently
    retired and have 8 to 10 hours available per
    day. Any suggestions

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