How to not fall for online scams in every possible way

Scammers are real pricks.

But the thing is, some scammers don’t look like scammers at all.

1) It’s a paradox to be taught how to make money or create a business

When someone says, “I make money by teaching others how to make money” or “My business is about teaching others how to create business” or, “I sell teaching others how to sell”…

2) No one will expose all their secrets to you for fear of being taken over

Why would they want to teach you everything to the point you’re a danger of being their competition?

3) If it works so well, why would you teach?

The classic question. It applies here.

4) You know what nice people do? They do nice things, shut up and continue being nice

That’s called altruism. That’s called being humble. That’s called truly wanting to make a world a better place knowing that your deed is good enough.

5) Being nice is okay. Being extremely nice is always questionable

This is very prevalent in the MLM/network marketing space. The people who want to poach you have all sorts of bullshit tactics to lure you in. I’ve encountered a few:

6) Always be confident that you’re a fucking awesome human being although you’re broke

It took me a while to realize this.

7) If someone is already rich and confident that they can help you, why would they charge such a high fee?

It’s one thing to flaunt one’s success and wealth. It’s another thing to humblebrag how nice you are.

8) You’re not a special little snowflake

Scammers want to make a fuck ton of money from hundreds and thousands of people.

9) Just remember you can easily lie today and back it up with questionable bullshit

The internet is rampant with information today. It’s easy to get confused and wonder what is really true.

10) Stop looking for shortcuts and just go do the work

Scams are colorful pictures where everything seems so easy while reality is hard.

So, if it works so well, why would you teach?

I will give you two possible answers:


You need to add it all the little things I’ve mentioned above. These little things truly tell who a person really is.

To end off, let me modify a little cliche for you:

You know how people like to say, “If it’s so easy, then the whole world would be doing it”?

“If creating a business is as simple as attending some course, seminar, workshop, class, program or getting a mentor, then anyone on this planet can work a shitty job for a few months, earn the income, quit that shitty job, pay for one of these things and create a thriving business.”

Does that make sense to you?