and programs to avoid
Chain letter scam
- Online versions of the old chain letter scam, easily identified by to good to
be true claims. Don't bother with any scheme that remotely smells of a chain letter
Nigerian fee scam - Usually targeted at business owners, this
one invites you to give your bank details to a so called nigerian government representative,
so they can bleed you dry. This particular scam became very serious when an American
was murdered in Lagos, Nigeria in 1995 as a result of becoming involved in it.
Affiliate programs to avoid
Avoid programs or networks that:
- Have poor commission tracking software and a poor history of payments
- Do not have their contact information on their web sites
- Require you reach a minimum sales quota
- Require you to reach a specified minimum in sales in a set period.
- Expect the customer to remember either the affiliates name or web site and include
it on the order form.
- Have exclusivity agreements
- Only pay for products that you link to
- Only pay on the first visit
- Do not pay often and have high minimum sales quotas