In this video, you will learn how to tell if a business is legit or a scam in 2017.
As time goes on and technology evolves, more and more scams are coming up every day.
You need to know how to protect yourself. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here is a checklist to go through to determine if a business is a scam or not:
1. Does the site look professional?
A lot of times, if a business is a scam, they will have nothing but stock photos from Google images and very little content.
2. Is contact information real and visible?
3. Do they have a business entity?
A real business that is legitimate will usually have some sort of LLC or corporate entity. Look at the bottom of websites for “LLC”, “Inc”, or “All Rights Reserved”.
4. Do they have a real location?
Look for a location on the home or contact page of the business’ website to check in on Google Maps and make sure it is real.
5. What does the Better Business Bureau say?
The Better Business Bureau was created for finding and reviewing businesses. Make sure you refer to them before making a decision to do business with a company you don’t know much about.
6. Are there online complaints about them?
Check different review sites and the Better Business Bureau for complaints or red flags that come up against the company you’re researching.
7. Are contracts and emails full of misspellings?
Another common pattern of businesses that aren’t legit is they tend to misspell words frequently on contracts, website content, or emails.
8. Do they have proper website registration?
You even want to check and see what’s going on with the registration of their website or if it is even registered at all.