These sometimes come in as I've never made any money in IM, what do I do, and then they are able to build a list of thousands in 24 hours, and make 5 figures in their first week, with no knowledge.
But, there is a far more dangerous type of scammer around.
They look like they are playing by the book, and yet they are waiting for the right moment to jump on their prey.
They are the ones who come in and claim to be the best in the industry or their niche. Yet, if you check nobody has heard of them. They manage to persuade some people (normally newbies) to be their cheerleaders, but they are in the scammers back pocket.
If you so much as post about something they are doing, they go bananas, because they have a guilty conscience, even when you are not saying anything about them. They turn nasty when they realise that someone might have discovered something about them, and that is the time when something is discovered, because they make such a song and dance, that people wonder what they have to hide.
They pretend to be the nice person, and then suddenly the whole scam is blown open by them using a false name. So many backdoor scammer are given away when they use a false name here, and a real name elsewhere.
Beware of the self appointed gurus, because normally they are not. Beware of those in their backpocket who are cheerleaders, ask how they became part of their inner circle.
They are around, take care and protect yourself.