With that being said, the internet is ripe with scammers and "snake oil salesmen" and I'm curious if anyone on here has experienced some of that within these discussions. I've been raised to believe that there is a sucker born every minute and if something seems too good to be true, most likely it is too good to be true. Luckily I haven't had anything major come my way in the form of people trying to get over on me (other than those that wouldn't pay for projects-which is another discussion for another day).
As I go through some of the threads I am seeing an overwhelming amount of advertising that appears to resemble "get rich quick" schemes and it's kind of hard to decipher what is a legitimate offer or product I might be interested in pursuing. I am also interested in seeing what others have to say in how they go about finding great information and I welcome any stories you all have on times you have encountered scammers and how you dealt with them.
I am fairly new to these discussions, although I am familiar with how the threads work. I am not by any means accusing anyone of trying to get over on others within these forums, but I'm also curious if any of you all have insight on how to get the most of the discussions on here. Like the rest of you my time is very valuable and I really feel this could be a great tool to help me move forward and achieve my goals.
To sum it all up: How often do all of you see spam and other recycled posts on here? Are there any tips or tricks you can share to avoid wasting your time on them?