You’ve probably heard that most home based business opportunities latest scam reviews that you find on the Internet are scams. There are a lot of scams on the Internet, but very few of the home based business opportunities are scams.A scam is a deliberate attempt to dupe, deceive, or trick you into believing something is real when the scammer knows that it is not.
Don’t get me wrong. A lot of the home based business opportunities you find on the Internet should be viewed with extreme caution because they try to make you believe that you will earn a six figure income with very little effort and no training, but I wouldn’t classify them as scams.
One of the most famous scams is The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme. It involves the receipt of an unsolicited letter purporting to come from someone who claims to work for the Nigerian Central Bank or from the Nigerian government. In the letter, a Nigerian claiming to be a senior civil servant will inform the recipient that he is seeking a reputable foreign company into whose account he can deposit funds ranging from $10-$60 million which the Nigerian government overpaid on some procurement contract.
The goal of the scam artist is to delude the victim into thinking that he or she has been singled out to participate in a very lucrative — although questionable — arrangement. The intended victim is reassured of the authenticity of the arrangement by forged or false documents bearing apparently official Nigerian government letterhead, seals, as well as false letters of credit, payment schedules and bank drafts. The scam artist may even establish the credibility of his contacts, and thereby his influence, by arranging a meeting between the victim and “government officials” in real or fake government offices.
Once the victim becomes confident of the potential success of the deal, something goes wrong. The victim is then pressured or threatened to provide one or more large sums of money to save the venture. For example, an official will demand an up-front bribe or an unforeseen tax or fee to the Nigerian government will have to be paid before the money can be transferred. Each fee paid is described as the very last fee required. The scheme may be stretched out over many months.
That is the sort of scheme I think of when someone says that something is a scam. I have not found any home based business opportunities that are such blatant scams. The problem is that many home based business opportunities lead you to believe that what you are seeking can be achieved much quicker and more easily than is likely. They are not scams because what they say is possible, but it is highly unlikely.