I know how much we all pray and work effortlessly or carelessly towards earning six figures if not more or manage-ably, five figures. But then, while trying to hustle to make ends meet and make a healthy living, we find ourselves, or rather a group of people entangled in a web of making quick and easy money.
Despite the many scams happening here and there, most people would rather fall into the net of the infamous ‘Get Rich Quick’ syndrome which has eaten deep into a good percentage of young adults and slowly, into a group of the oldies. Personally, I ‘may’ have fallen victim of this unhealthy desire and luckily came out with more or less a “lucky me” comment.
Now, you might speak for yourself that you have never been entangled with the desire to make quick and easy money or probably you learned your lesson before you fell deep into the ocean of ‘get rich quick’ that pulls you to the part where you get caught up with scam lords. But how about the gullible fellow who would keep answering to the desires of a scam lord because he/she swims in an ocean of greed?
Below is a true story
A young lady in need of a #100,000 loan fell prey to scammers who ended up taking more than she bargained for by convincing her to pay more in order to get a bigger loan of #700,000. She ended up in debts that her parents had to pay!
Now, she wasn’t wise enough to know that a genuine financial institution would not request money for loan nor encourage you to take more than you can actually pay! She was obviously blinded by and the quest for money to have fun.
Stories like this may sound too stupid to be true but so you know, people still fall prey to scammers due to many reasons of which most are surrounded by greed! So while you think of and search for ways one can make money, try as much as possible not to search for anything with the phrase “make money fast” or “make money without a job“.
The best way to avoid falling prey to scam is by:
- Not expecting too much for nothing… If anyone tells you that you can transform #3000 to #30,000 in a day, then, run!
- Not attempting to make money by doing nothing!
- Eradicating that part of you that wants to be greedy.
- Looking for genuine ways to make money online.
- Properly researching an offer or opportunity before jumping into it.
- Talking to friends and family when the zeal to be greedy is strong!
You should realize that making money is not an easy nut to crack and it takes a few months, years or more to begin making good money from whatever genuine make money offer you have fixed yourself into.
Good luck and stay away from scam!