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I'm curious on what people consider a scam?

I've been having many discussions on this. Alot of people think internet marketers are all scams. Or the things they do is scams. What do you consider a scam??

If you never tried it... How would you know if it is a scam?

Or If you have been paid... does that still mean the company is still a scam?
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  • A scam is something that's dishonest or fraudulent nothing more nothing less.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wade32
      Originally Posted by Dragonfire Wealth View Post

      A scam is something that's dishonest or fraudulent nothing more nothing less.
      Something that promises one thing and doesn't deliver. But basically what this person said...being dishonest.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    A scam is when someone leads you to believe something is definitively going to happen (a benefit of some type) if you do this and that...and it does not transpire.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    I agree with the above, except to say that oftentimes people call things scams when they don't transpire BECAUSE that individual didn't actually try the method, implement the training, or put any effort into it.

    To me, a scam is when someone makes no mention of you having to put much effort in at all ("All you have to do is click 5 buttons") and then promises a lot of money from it. There's other versions of this, but that's the most obvious.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    There is no such thing as a scam. The word is a subliminal message from Apple computer. Try reading it backwards. Clever, huh?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      If they deliver what was promised, it's not a scam. It may be an incredibly stupid buying decision on your part...but it isn't a scam.

      Scams are promising to give you one thing and delivering another...or nothing at all. If you buy expecting something that wasn't promised, then it isn't a scam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      There is no such thing as a scam. The word is a subliminal message from Apple computer. Try reading it backwards. Clever, huh?

      Yes - very clever. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author ashcornejo
    Yeah I I just don't understand some people sometimes because I work with a legit company however I always get opt ins that want to argue and call me a scam because of what I work with. Or most people automaticaly assume Internet marketing period is a scam. I agree that just because it didn't work for you because you never put the effort in doesn't mean its a scam. I still get paid and people think its a scam. I don't get it.? I also worked with some companies that people thought were a scam because their sponsor didn't call them back... some people with in the company is a scam... not the company its self.
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    • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
      It's ridiculous to tar all online businesses with the same brush and say they are all scams. How stupid. We run an online biz that is 100% legit, we deliver our product and it's a good product. We stand behind it 100%. We are not out to screw anyone. I resent the notion that ALL online marketers are scammers. Sure some are, but not all.
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      • Profile picture of the author ashcornejo
        Originally Posted by funkynassau View Post

        It's ridiculous to tar all online businesses with the same brush and say they are all scams. How stupid. We run an online biz that is 100% legit, we deliver our product and it's a good product. We stand behind it 100%. We are not out to screw anyone. I resent the notion that ALL online marketers are scammers. Sure some are, but not all.
        Yup!! Thank you! Ugh. Pisses me off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
    Originally Posted by ashcornejo View Post

    I'm curious on what people consider a scam?

    I've been having many discussions on this. Alot of people think internet marketers are all scams. Or the things they do is scams. What do you consider a scam??

    If you never tried it... How would you know if it is a scam?

    Or If you have been paid... does that still mean the company is still a scam?
    Those companies on the net asking folks to do trial offers that bill you before you actually get paid. Normally a scamer is always dangling a carrot and never really fulfills their end of the deal.

    If I say hey you fill out this trial offer and I will send money to your paypal. I do the trial offer and I don't get paid only to be told that now I have to bring in 3 other people to do their trial offers, then its a scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Perception of people is different regarding scam. One thing may be useful to one and seems scam to others. No matter what people say, if you know that you are doing nothing wrong. I am not going to define scam as that is available in Google, just to be honest, some people do scam in the name of internet marketing but others are doing the thing really well to make this a true business.
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