We’re here to take a look at some of the techniques and strategies that some websites/companies used to get people to spend their money.
There are numerous ways a person can get conned out of money, but if you know what to look for or what to avoid you can be better equipped to recognize the signs.
Smoke and Mirrors
Deception and Deceit seems to have a relevant place within the online world. I think this has to do with the online transaction not being personal from a physical aspect.
This means that the seller’s and buyer’s never see each other face to face during the transaction.
I believe this lack of physical communication leads to people using deception and deceit as tactics to doop people out of their money.
Now don’t get me wrong deception and deceit happens in the real world too (i.e. a mechanic charging a person extra because they’re not knowledgeable about cars). However it’s more prevalent in the online world.
These websites/companies present themselves as trustworthy reputable companies /establishments that has extensive knowledge, expertise, and experience in the field they’re promoting.
In my personal experiences I’ve learned that it isn’t until a person is well into the check out or has purchased the product/service to find out that what you have brought isn’t actually what they were promoting.
These websites/companies use all kinds of upgrades and vague terms to get a person to buy.
The website/companies sales pitch usually involves the advertising of bait material that gives the customer access to things like 24/7 customer service, step by step instructions, or money back guarantee, etc.
I hate when websites/companies use vague language it keeps me confused. Now looking back on it I think that they use confusion as one of their tactics as a way to deceive and trick people into buying products/services of low quality.
I know they use deception and deceit intentionally because every time I want to join or buy something.
I always find myself being pulled in by information that’s very vague, confusing, misleading, or cunning.
This misleading information always keeps me interested in what the next line is going to say, hoping that it will reveal the answers to my problem. This information keeps me reading just to see if it all makes sense at the end.
I can truly say that in moments where I am hype and excited that a new product/service will reveal to me a new way for me to make some money and become successful.
My curiosity always gets the best of me. So I buy with the notion that this program/service will be better than the last purchase.
Truth be told it rarely turns out that way and I get left with trying to figure things out on my own all over again.
All the hype talk and no results is what I usually end up with. All of the tactics these websites/companies introduce are used to prey on the weak, ignorant, and those lacking knowledge.
Another one of their tactics is to use imagery (house, cars, money) in order to get people to believe that they could be the next big thing.
I have no problem when it comes to using certain objects or imagery for strictly motivational purposes, but when it’s used in a deceptive and deceitful way it’s more of a lure to get you out your money.
I believe if the companies/services are being up front with what they were offering, people would still buy the products/services if they felt that it could help them grow.
I believe people would still buy if the offer price were reasonable. I believe people would still buy if they were told up front about the add on’s, upgrades, upsells, special offers, discounts, etc.
I believe people would still buy if the websites/companies emphasized that the ability to be successful with their products/services were on the individual and how they were going to apply their efforts/productivity to the service.
I believe people would still buy if the companies/websites were truthful instead of using exaggeration and misleading information and instructions to get people to buy what they’re selling.
Everybody Can Eat
Deceptive and Deceitful behaviors shouldn’t be tolerated in the online world, because there’s really not a place for it when proven legit companies are available and do just fine.
However reality is that people will always fall prey to deception and deceit which gives way for companies/services to put out a second rate product/service and still make millions.
Ways to Avoid Deception and Deceit
It comes down to a couple of factors when you look into finding out if a product/service is deceptive or deceitful:
- Due Diligence
- Look up reviews
- Testing their free offers
- Implementation of the product
- Problem solving
Now don’t get me wrong some products/services may seem deceptive and deceitful do to their vague content, but it sometimes can be that the purchaser can’t grasp the concept.
The product/service could be spot on and the person still may have trouble getting it to work because of the person’s lack of ability to retain and implement the information.
I Just Want …
Through Elevatedinfo we just want to give people the right information or point the individual in the right direction on what works and what doesn’t.
What’s simple and what’s not. What’s understandable and what isn’t. What’s easy to implement and what’s not. What tools are needed to help elevate a person’s money, performance, life, etc and what will restrict them from achieving their goals.
Is the website/companies foundation structurally built or will it collapse quickly when tested.
These are some of the issues Elevatedinfo is here to address through providing support, guidance, advice, and expertise on solving individuals problems or issues.
In conclusion, if a person doesn’t take the necessary precautions to avoid being deceived they will spend a lot of time repeating the same mistakes. If you know what to watch out for you lower your chances of being conned out of your money.
I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions about deception and deceit and how not to get conned or want to leave your own personal review leave a comment below.