How to Spot a Fake Freebie Offer.
When you see all the special offers online, do you wonder what is really too good to be true? There are a lot of offers you might think seem unrealistic. A scammer is only worried about getting you to click on an ad to make a quick buck or sell your information to someone else. REAL companies are trying to provide you a great product for free to get you to come back and create some brand loyalty. I work hard to post only offers I have personally checked out. Here is a list to check your freebies against to see if they’re spam or legitimate!
How I Spot a Fake Freebie Offer:
- Look around on the site – usually the simpler the design the less likely it’s legitimate. Are there a lot of ads? Usually scammers are hoping you click on one!
- The size/amount of product is unrealistic. A trial size of Tide is reasonable, a free trip to Paris? Unlikely!
- Check out the contact information – if they’re not for real, they probably won’t provide you any info to contact them.
- Go to WhoIs to check out the domain information. If the domain was created five minutes ago, be leery.
- Any deal that requires you to pay only a small amount to receive a substantial amount of product are usually things to stay away from as well. If the offer says “pay $5 for $1000 worth of product” is something to run from!
- NEVER give out your social security number, bank account information, or credit card info.
- Set up a “junk” email address that you give out on all offers, this prevents you from being spammed by all sorts of items.
- Set up a free Google phone number here.
How do YOU spot a fake freebie offer?
How to spot a fake freebie offer.
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