Wealthy Affiliate – My Personal Review

Why Wealthy Affiliate

With the help of my friend we can demonstrate just how Wealthy Affiliate can offer you more than you could ever imagine.

Whether you are just starting out or if you have been working in online marketing for quite some time, Wealthy Affiliate has the most effective way to train you how to properly build your very own professional online business from scratch.

Watch the video below as my friend Jerry demonstrates just what Wealthy Affiliate did for him and will do for you once you join our program.

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What Is A Scam And How To Be Safe From Them

What Is A Scam And How To Be Safe from Them

It is crucially important to know what is a scam and how to be safe both online and offline.

In these days of instant communication Scammers appear to be everywhere! So it is vital that we are all aware of scams, and that we know how to recognise them. And it is equally important that we teach our children to be able to recognise them too.

So What Is A Scam And How Can We Avoid Them?

In the simplest terms, scams are a way of persuading people to buy scamsomething which they neither want nor need, a way to part people from their money!

So you might think that they are easily recognisable. After all, you know what you want and don’t want, and surely no one can persuade you otherwise.

Sadly this is not so. Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated – sometimes whole businesses are built on scamming people, and they have so many ways in which they do this.

And scammers manage to reach you in so many ways, both online and offline, and in such a way that you may well not realise that they are trying to scam you.

An example Of A Text Message Scam

Here is a text which I received recently supposedly from Santander Bank:

We have identified some unusual activity on your Online Banking. Log in via the secure link to avoid account suspension.

Obviously a scam!!

How could I tell.

Well, for a start, I do not have an account with Santander!

But even if I had, I would still have identified it as a scam!

  • The link which they gave starts with http:// – NO bank would ever use a non-secure site, they would always use the https:// prefix, which is a secure site.
  • NO BANK will ever contact you by either text or email sending you a login link. Nor will they ever ask you for your Login details.
How To Recognise A Scam Email.     email scam

This kind of scam is also frequently tried by Email.

Scammers will send emails pretending to be from all banks, in the certainty that they will reach some people who have an account at that bank.

They can be very clever, frequently re-producing the bank’s website almost accurately, as you will find if you do click on that link.

But do not click on it!!

Check out the email address that the message comes from.

You will find that the email address does indeed contain the name of the bank, but it will not be from Yourbank.com, but from somewhere that looks similar, but is in fact very different!

And as I have said before, NO BANK will ever contact you by either text or email sending you a login link. Nor will they ever ask you for your Login details.

So my best advice is NOT to open that email, but DO forward it to your bank for them to deal with before deleting it.

Other Email Scams

Unfortunately, there are far too many Email scams to list here, but it is so important to recognise what is a scam and how not to be caught by them!

Most of them are “phishing” scams where they contact as many people as they possibly can in the expectation that someone will think that the information applies to them and will click on their link. For example, maybe you do deal with the bank they are pretending to be, or maybe you use E-bay or Paypal or whoever they are pretending to be!

One thing they have in common is that they are all trying to make you click on a link or attachment where they intend you to enter a password which they will use to take money from you in some way. Or they are offering you some very enticing but completely useless information or an “amazing” way to “get rich quick”. Just bear in mind that if it looks too good to be true, then 99% of the time it just is not true!

True examples of “Phishing” emails

I have myself received three of these phishing emails in the last few days.

One claimed to be from Apple Support, saying that my Apple ID had been compromised and that I needed to click on their link and change my password. It was very obvious to me that that was a scam, as the address it came from looked most odd, and I know for a fact that Apple will always put your address on any correspondence from them, and that was not there!

I happened to be on the phone to Apple shortly afterwards about another matter. When I mentioned that email to them they confirmed that it was definitely not from them, and asked me to forward it to them so that they could deal with it. If you ever get a similar email from Apple, the address to forward it to is:  reportphishing@apple.com

Another email I received claimed to be from Paypal, again with a very suspect email address, telling me that a Paypal payment had been made from my account, and if it was not me who made it then I should click on their link.  Of course I did not, and I sent a copy of the email to Paypal.

I also received a similar one from Amazon telling me that if I had not made a payment of $49 to them then I should click on their link – again of course I did not click on it.

You just can’t be too careful!! These scammers will try anything!!

How To Recognise A Phone Scam

Of course, scams are not limited to email, and once again it is vitally important to know what is a scam and how to recognise a Phone scam.

Be VERY suspicious of anyone whose number you do not recognise!

One phone scam which has defrauded a large number of people of their life savings has recently been quite widely publicised, but I will outline it just in case you have not heard about it.

Someone claiming to be from your bank will call and tell you that someone else is fraudulently trying to access your bank account – what blatant cheek!!! They tell you to call your bank to confirm that what they are saying is true, and say they will hang up whilst you do so!

In fact they do not hang up so that you are still connected with them when you think you are calling your bank. They of course assure you that the information is correct, and that you should move your money to a “safe” account. They give you the number of that account and ask you to go into your bank and do just that! And very sadly so many people have moved their life savings into the fraudster’s account.

So if anyone calls you in this manner and you are worried about it, simply thank them for the warning and tell them you will go into your bank and sort it out. And if you can’t get to your bank, then by all means give them a call, but not on the same phone as the one on which you received the call!

And please remember that Banks will never call you about such a matter!

“Get Rich Quick” Scams

Many people online are looking for a way to make money. I have concentrated on  what is a scam and how to recognise a “get rich quick” scam in another post on this site, which you can check out here if you wish, so I will not go into any more details now. You can also find posts about some specific scams elsewhere on this site.

Please Report any Scams you come across! what is a scam and how

There are a number of websites where you can report scams, depending on which country you live in. If you simply type “Report scams” into Google you will find them, and it is really important that you do report them. We all need to work together to try to stop these scammers in their tracks!!

One Thing that you can do now…..

Is to ensure that your anti-virus software is up to date and in good working order.

If you have an Apple computer, then there is no need for any extra anti-virus software as it is built in to your device. I have been in touch with Apple and they have confirmed that that is true. If you do have any malware trouble with your Apple device, then you are able to contact Apple and they will sort it our for you, usually quite free of charge.

I hope that you now have a good idea of what is a scam and how you can recognise and avoid them

And I really hope that you have found this post helpful.

If you have any questions, comments or opinions about it, please do leave them in the Comments box below, and I will reply to you as soon as possible. And please feel free to share this post with anyone who you think may find it helpful too.

If you would like to learn all about how to create your own website in the best ever safe scam-free zone, I would love to share it with you. You can check it out here. It is also where I learnt what is a scam and how to recognise and deal with them!

Many thanks for popping by 🙂

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Cash Loophole claims to be a Binary Trading System where it is possible to make

“£1,008 EVERY 5 MINUTES Like Clockwork..

That is a quotation directly from their website!


That very claim alone is enough to set off a peal of alarm bells! 

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Best Ways To Get Free Help Starting Business Online.

Best Ways To Get Free Help Starting Business Online

If you are looking for the very best ways to get free help starting business online, you have found it! I am in absolutely no doubt about this! You will want to read to the end of this post to find out why! Put away your credit card and read on!

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What Is ScamAdviser? BEWARE!! It Is ITSELF A Scary SCAM!!

What Is ScamAdviser.com?

We are all of us aware that the Internet is full of scams, and when you are checking any business, you may ask yourself “What is ScamAdviser?”

“Is it a good site to check for Online scams?”

“Can I trust it?”    what is scamaviser


  • ScamAdviser is nothing more nor less than a devious and dangerous Scam in itself!
  • It has the facility to check  on any site you choose.
  • It has been clever in that it gives some very accurate reviews, for example, Amazon gets 100% safe rating!!
  • It also exposes a very few sites that are blatantly scams, and that anyone would recognise as such!
  • That is just to make themselves seem credible and to make the visitor trust them!
So How Is It A Scam?

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What Is Great About WA? Why Wealthy Affiliate Is So Different!

What is great about WA?

When I try to think about what is great about WA, the only problem I have is where to start!!

Wealthy Affiliate is crammed with so much excellent and brilliant training on all aspects of Online and Affiliate Marketing!

  • The Certification Courses are at the root of the training at Wealthy Affiliate.
  • These consist of five Certification Courses and seven Bootcamp courses: a total of 120 lessons in total. They all have  tasks to complete at the end of each lesson, all of which help you to progress in the building of your website and your business.
  • There is a massive library of trainings by experienced members, often designed to answer questions which have been asked by the Community. Here is a link to a training which I created in response to questions from new members:
  • Also there is a weekly Webinar on topical aspects of websites and marketing, and recordings of these are also stored in a library accessible to all members at any time.

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