People lost hundreds or even millions of dollars every day due to fraudulent internet possibilities.
Despite the fact that there is no way to tell for sure if an online opportunity or program is 100% real without attempting it, this article outlines 5 practical methods to assess a site’s legitimacy.
Making a credibility check BEFORE making a purchase considerably lowers the possibility that you’ll have online “buyer’s remorse.”
Internet Credibility Signal No. 1
Some claim that websites must provide privacy rules describing how they gather and utilize data.
Internet Credibility Signal No. 2
The testimonies that have been submitted on the website seem to have some validity.
Although testimonials might be fabricated, few online fraudsters will bother.
After reading the testimonies, make an intuitive judgment regarding their veracity.
If you can get in touch with any of the testimonial writers, please do.
Internet Credibility Signal No. 3
The Better Business Bureau or a less formal consumer advocate website receives few complaints about the website.
This indication is challenging since businesses are occasionally unfairly attacked by rivals, and every worthwhile endeavor attracts detractors.
The important aspects of complaints to consider are consistency and trustworthiness.
For instance, if you come across 10 complaints, do they all address the same issue (e.g., company won’t issue refunds, lousy customer service) or are they all different?
Does the complainant sound like they have a personal grudge against a certain company and that nothing will satisfy them, or do the objections seem legitimate and well-explained?
How does the business address grievances brought up on forums like the Better Business Bureau?
Do they adamantly maintain their innocence or do they want to atone for their mistakes?
Internet Credibility Signal No. 4
A 30-day minimum 100% refund guarantee is posted on the website.
If a website doesn’t advertise a 30-day refund policy, the owners most likely don’t believe in their own goods.
Think twice in particular before committing to any form of “refund contract.”
Internet Credibility Signal No. 5
The site’s customer care representatives reply to information requests in a kind, competent, and knowledgeable way.
Have you ever asked a query online and received a prepared response extolling the virtues of XYZ and the countless fortunes made by its users?
Have you ever wondered if the customer care representative was just reciting from a script or if they didn’t actually comprehend your question?
Imagine how bad the customer service will be once the company has your money and you have already made a purchase from them.
Before making a purchase from a website, send the customer service staff an email to ask about the reliability of product XYZ.
There is no assurance that any online business or product will live up to your expectations.
But by following the methods described above to thoroughly investigate an opportunity before buying it, you dramatically reduce your chances of falling into a scam.