With a number of coupon related scams circling the Internet, it pays to know how to spot one. The first, and most obvious, detail that should tip you off is that “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” Here are some commonly used sales tactics that can clue you in that the coupon opportunity is not legitimate:

  1. The promoter guarantees large profits, a high income or amazing savings in a short period of time. There is no business venture that can guarantee these things and if they could, they would not be sharing the secret with you.
  2. The promoter claims that there is no risk is involved. All business opportunities have some level of risk. If a person tells you this, they are blatantly lying.
  3. The promoter says that you must act now or you’ll lose your chance at this opportunity. If the opportunity won’t be available tomorrow, then the business opportunity is not legitimate. If you receive a lot of pressure to act immediately, it’s time to walk away.
  4. The promoter claims that this is a hot, can’t miss opportunity. Again, this is the same as saying there is no risk involved and all businesses have some risk.

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