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Any tips for BS detecting?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dalinkwent6, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. dalinkwent6

    dalinkwent6 Junior Member

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    I've come across alot of shady software, paid subscriptions, paid guides, paid access etc...
    What are some of your red flag triggers that makes you swerve and continue doing
    real work towards your goals?
     
  2. DTZNL

    DTZNL Junior Member

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    You make it sound like "if you have to pay for it, it's BS".
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    If you cant do it manually no software can do it faster.
     
  4. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    Well, the motto I use in my life is "everyone is full of shit, it's just a matter of degree".

    And honestly, you really just have to learn how to use your brain. Like before I bought GSA, I did a lot of research, a lot of people liked it, so I bought it.
    Before I registered at indexification, I did my research, a lot of people liked it, so I registered.
    Before I got scrapebox, tbs..... basically everything I've ever bought in my life, I've used the same basic common sense.

    The biggest red flag imo, is not from the seller but the buyer. And 1 strict rule I follow is to NEVER buy something the same day I become interested in it. I ALWAYS make myself wait at least a week. If I'm still interested after a week, then I know I'm making a good decision.

    That way I don't rush into anything and I KNOW I'm buying something for logical reasons instead of emotional reasons.

    -BB
     
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  5. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1. mention of sky-high earnings.
    2. pics of yachts, cars, and mansions.
    3. keywords like 'goldmine', 'turnkey'.
    4. mucho talk of money, but little talk of 'what' you'll actually be doing.
    5. go to 'ripoff report' to see if it's listed.

    and finally...

    6. i do a search for the name of the product followed by the word 'complaint'... this catches almost every scammer.
     
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  6. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Some great points made in here. Honestly the best thing you can do in IM is to try to do everything yourself by hand, even if it's just for one day. Cause once you know how something works on a practical level you can be much more critical when looking at a tool or information product that claims it can get you results faster.