The word “scam” is inextricably linked to the internet and its endless supply of fake news.
But it’s also a loaded word in the context of internet marketing, and advertisers who want to sell online will often use it as a way to identify a company they want to promote to.
The goal is to generate revenue for the advertiser, and the goal is often to target specific audiences.
It’s also the basis for a number of deceptive practices, like online auctions that promise to pay you a small percentage of your sales.
And it can even be used to identify legitimate websites, as well.
Here’s what you need to know about online scams.
How do you know when an ad is a scam?
If an ad says it’s “sponsored by” a company, it’s probably a scam.
But if the ad isn’t real, there’s a good chance it’s not.
And the same is true of any ad that is advertised to a user who’s not buying anything.
For example, a company’s logo could be a scam if the company isn’t even affiliated with it, or if the logo itself isn’t genuine.
So when you see ads touting products or services on a website, it may not be a good idea to believe them.
That’s because advertisers who fall into the latter category will likely be more likely to use ads that appear to be legitimate.
What can you do if you see a scam on a product or service?
You can contact the company that advertised it and ask them to verify that it’s real.
In addition to contacting the seller, you can also report a scam by going to the company’s website.
If you don’t get a response, you should take your complaints to the FTC, which can provide help in identifying scams and other types of scams.
What do you do in the event of a scammer trying to trick you?
If you think someone is trying to scam you or someone else, it can be important to immediately report it to the police.
If they’re acting on their own behalf, they can be charged with fraud.
However, if the scammer is actually an official agent of the company who advertised the product or the service, the scam is likely to be detected and reported to law enforcement.
This could mean that the scam will be investigated and prosecuted.
If your company has to pay out money to settle a scam, be sure to tell the seller to get the money back.
You might even want to tell your customers who paid you to avoid them from having to do the same.