A Personal Scam Alert

It is getting so bad out here with all the scams we have to watch out for. There are so many types of scams that they can have their own dictionary to explain what they are. I have a personal scam alert that I experienced and wanted to share it with everyone.

The Scam I Encountered

Phone Scam

I am a small business owner and I have only been operating for 2 years. I have a lawn service that has its own website and don’t really do a lot of transactions on the internet dealing with the company.

I do facebook ads and that is pretty much it online. I am stressing this to show how serious the scam game has become. I have no idea how these people got my information.

One day I received a phone call that raised a red flag immediately. I really could hardly understand the person because of his poor English.

He tried to convince me that there had been an order placed on a credit card with my business name attached to it. I asked him what was purchased.

He replied a computer accessory. What was strange about it is that I had just purchased a computer from a reputable company not even a week ago.

Scam Attempt

I asked him what it was but got no solid answer. Then I asked what was the card number used on the purchase again no solid answer. He did say it was being shipped to a state far away from where I am.

I got agitated so I asked to speak to a supervisor because I could barely understand him. He put someone else on the phone whos English was barely any better.

This one tried to get me to go online to a website and that is when I lost it. I told him I knew what he was up to and threatened to turn them in if they contacted me again.

This was after I could not get them to tell me who they were and who they represented. They hung up and I never heard from them again.

What Was That Call About

I don’t even really know what kind of scam it was evolving to unless they were just trying to get more information out of me especially when they tried to get me to go to a website.

I just wanted to share this to show that scammers are out there and will try anything to get what it is they need out of someone. I even told them I had a website that is based around what they try to pull over on people. I was really mad at the time.

The Many Forms of Scams

After this, I was trying to classify what type of scam were they running. So I did find some information about the ten most common scams.

I will be doggone if the number 7 common one was small business scams. It pretty much explained their angle and a gave a few other things that are done in this matter of a scam.

If you would like to view the list just click here. It is pretty broad but it will give you the types that are associated with each one.

Below is a video of some of the most recent phone scams. Not trying to put everybody on the spook, but just trying to raise awareness.

Conclusion

Scams are real. And they are getting more and more advanced as technology and the way information is being gathered from us as consumers broaden.

Information is a big money game now and scammers are taking advantage of it. Look at all the data breaches that keep occurring and that gives you some good insight.

Scams Are EverywhereJust think logically about everything you do or with anybody who contacts you through phone, email or mail. Most companies will contact you and will not ask you for all types of information.

It is a shame that we are forced to become paranoid these days because of the number of people who are turning to the life of scamming people.

Thanks for visiting and I hope this information may help someone who might be naive to what is going on out here. Please leave any feedback or questions in the comments section below.

We will respond within 24 hrs and I am sure others will enjoy what you have on your mind.

Creativity Should Be A Plus

There are many of us who as kids were very curious and experimental. This usually leads to being really creative as we get older. Building websites are one way to get your creative juices flowing.  And with a little learning how to, your creativity should be a plus for you or whoever you build them for.

Who Are Websites For

Creative People

Websites are for anybody who wants to get information out to the billions of people who access the internet. It is one way to get what you are saying, displaying, selling or whatever is in on your mind out to the public.

This means if you have any purpose you would like to get exposure to websites are just as important as radio, tv, newspapers, mailers, phone calls & texts or email. In fact, websites are an extension to things like social media, youtube marketing, and all the other forms of advertising.

Why, because many people utilize web pages to get a more in-depth view of who or what they are looking for. When used in conjunction with other means of marketing you will be pretty successful in promoting products, yourself, a business, an idea or anything your creative minds guide you too.

Is It Easy?Creative Children

As with anything else you have to learn how to properly produce & market a website so that it is getting maximum exposure for it to show that it is being effective.

There are many ways to accomplish this. One way is through SEO in which it helps to get educated on.

The other is social media and again it is wise to learn the techniques in using this platform for the best results.

Then there is paid marketing like Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Bing Ads, and many others. All of which is another reason why you need to learn the proven techniques through training.

Does It Work?

Creative Thoughts

I would say yes to this. I have been doing it with little time to invest like unlike when I first tried it. My lawn service gets all my time and leaves me about 3 months a year to work on my sites now.

I will say through what I did learn from the early training is that a website does work. I built the website for my lawn service and use post and different free & paid ads with it.

And believe it or not, it is responsible for at least 1/3 of my clients. It helps me establish trust with potential customers and does many other things such as selling some affiliate products I write about dealing with lawn maintenance in my post.

Who I Used For My Training

Creative Training

When I first thought about trying my hand at website building I did not have the lawn service. But I had other ideas that a website could help me with.

I thought about all the places that were offering free websites and even dipped into it.  The first thing I learned was sure I got this website but now what do I do.

Then I started to run into all these places who wanted to charge you to train you. The more information the more you paid. So I kept on trying to find something that would help me without a lot of hidden costs.

The Best Training I Found

I am going to try to save anybody who has been in the same predicament or want to get off to a good start without all the searching I had to do.

Wealthy Affiliate Logo

I finally ran into Wealthy Affiliate. I checked every review I could find and youtube videos as well. As with anything you have somebody who is not satisfied with something no matter what it is.

But what I did find was that the good totally outweighed the bad. Then once I made the step to try it, mainly because of the free membership, I saw all it had over what I was trying.

Here is a video to give you somer insight.

It had the same free website offer but this time I could get the hosting and the hands-on step by step training that even included videos for one small cost per month.

I know you are thinking what happened to the free membership. I could have stayed a free member and had the websites but the free membership would not have let me go to the next level I wanted to achieve.

Below are what I have done before my lawn service.  Click on the logos.

Rons Cycle Plus Logo Lithium Power Plus Logo

Premium Membership At Wealthy Affiliate

After you take a free membership you have the option to go premium in which you get the advanced training that takes you into social media marketing, deeper SEO techniques, plenty of community support and advanced video training from our man around here, Jay with his Google juice.

Everybody has fun while we are learning and it is just an awesome experience. The great thing about it is that you will never be forced into any upsells.

You soon learn what you actually need to advance your website and that it is worth paying for. Because what is taught will let you know what you don’t have to do such as purchase plugins or other extras you don’t have to have for you to succeed.

Believe me, that is a plus if you do not know. You will be inclined to make unnecessary purchases because it sounds like you need it.

So with that being said, You can see how you are getting the website, the training you are going to need and a great perspective on how to move forward with your idea.

Premium Membership

If you decide to go premium after checking into it the cost will only be $47.00 a month. But remember you don’t have to if you don’t want to but you will after you get a taste of the value in it.

You will learn how to get started in Affiliate marketing with Amazon and other affiliate marketing programs. This will give you products to promote with no inventory. I’m telling you exciting stuff.

So Click Here to get your free membership and weigh it out for yourself. I promise you the value of this program will show itself to you.

Conclusion

First off I hope that I have introduced someone to something that will help them put there creativeness to work. While I don’t have time to plunge deep into the affiliate marketing side, this program helped me gain customers for my lawn service.

And I did it all myself. No paying anyone to maintain my website for me and I was even able to add an Amazon Affiliate store to this website.

To see my works on the lawn service Click Here and visit the online store in the header.

All of this I learned from taking the time to try out Wealthy Affiliate and it was certainly worth it.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to answer any comment or question you may have if you would leave them in the comment section below.