Scams and Schemers

by eMatrixPSN. Posted on Sep 11, 2020    1    4


Hey guys, how do you weed out fakes? I live in Phoenix and I’ve been trying to legitimately network with people, but 99% seem to be fakes or pyramid schemers. Is there a better way to tell? Is there a legitimate place (besides here I guess) to find real people?


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PlasticAthlete 1

Lots of "fake it till you make it" types out there - the trouble is they never "make it" so never stop faking it.

AnonJian 1

>Is there a legitimate place (besides here I guess) to find real people?

You guessed wrong.

Legitimate business connections happen all the time when there is a well understood customer. You may be meeting with people who have all the time in the world to take meetings. That is not the whole world.

Want to network productively? Be the speaker to your own group. That's cheating, but it works.

>I’ve been trying to legitimately network with people

I think if you'll explain this, you won't need me to explain a thing. Everybody there is trying to sell. Nobody -- not one person -- is there to buy. They just are not thinking in those terms, are not prepared to accept any kind of offer. Doesn't this sound like you should be anywhere else?

This idea that you'll all form a little kumbaya networking event and working their magic karmic marketing model ... good things just got to happen.

Well?

bombaybull 1

Scammers will always make you feel happy, overwhelm you with opportunities and then quickly introduce you to a product or service after building rapport.

If you find anyone trying hard to build a rapport quickly, they have an objective, and you gotta look out for that.

Also network through those you already trust, that’s my key rule. I won’t directly network with anyone no matter how good they are unless and until I have done my due diligence and my current network vouches for them in some way or the other.

Best places to network are obviously select gentleman/sports/realty/investor/golf clubs where successful people come for leisure and businessmen associations you’ll find locally as well as nationally.

EntrepreNEWPodcast 3

Free networking opportunities attract a lot of fluff. The best networking events I've gone to are the ones where each ticket is $250 per person. Might not be the best investment of your resources, but if you can find ways to get into the events for cheaper/free (Such as volunteering, or finding discounts), they can be way better than any other "free" networking events you might find.