Due to the fact that online claim refund are, by their very nature, out to deprive you of your money, getting a refund is practically impossible. As more and more people are turning to the Internet to earn extra money or replace the money from their jobs, the online scammers are making a fortune by preying on the hopes and inexperience of these hopeful, new, home business owners.
Unfortunately, the normal refund advice doesn’t work when you’re a victim of a scam. With any legitimate business, the companies usually have no problem refunding your money – a simple customer service request can have the matter resolved, the goods returned and your money refunded.
Online scams are not, however, legitimate businesses. The best advice is to avoid them altogether but that is not as simple as it sounds for a number of reasons. Online scams target new home business owners, who have no experience or knowledge of how to earn money online.
The websites for online scams are just as professional (and in some cases, more professional) as those for legitimate businesses. Their support staff are usually highly trained sales professionals with a goal of getting you to hand over more money instead of refunding any money you’ve already paid.
Not all online scams are small, one man business operations. It is not unusual for larger scam businesses to use threats against those who try to discredit them and, as their customers tend to be new and inexperienced, these threats often mean that the refund request is dropped and the company in question is able to go on scamming more people.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of scam victims the only recourse is to move on and usually this means they give up on their dreams of becoming a successful home business owner because they now have to face the added debt they have accumulated by buying into the scam in the first place.
So, if the normal refund methods don’t work, how can online scam victims get their money back? Luckily the Internet wields its powers both ways. And this means that you, as an Internet user have that same power at your fingertips. By using it against the business that scammed you, your chances of obtaining a refund are greatly increased. In fact, there is a proven blueprint for doing just that.
o Keep a record of all dealings with the company, dates, times, names, telephone numbers, etc.
o Record all your conversations with their ‘support’ staff. Use the search engines to find other victims who have been scammed by the same company.
o Research the background of the company executives. Many of them may have been involved in previous money making scams which have since been shut down.
o Write a full and honest account of how you personally were scammed by the company.
o Ensure all your information is accurate and that you have the necessary evidence to back it up.
o Once you have all your information together, publish it on a dedicated website and inform the company of your actions.
These actions will force the company to negotiate with you or risk the exposure of their scam operations to the global Internet community, which will reduce the number of future customers they can go on to scam. Typically, you can expect that the negotiations will require you to take down the information once you have been refunded your money.
Online scam operations rely on the fact that their victims are not able to pursue the refund request beyond the normal methods. However, by standing up for your rights, you not only substantially increase your chances of obtaining a refund of your hard earned money, you also help to ensure that other hopeful home business owners don’t go on to become victims.