Most businesses are honest and just want to be successful by doing things legitimately, but there are bad businesses out there too. Bad businesses are there to take your money any way they can. Some businesses are just scams, and others are just not good to do business with. If you want to avoid getting involved with a business that might end up ripping you off, look out for these signs.
Watch out for companies or businesses with a bad attitude towards it’s customers. If they treat their customers with little respect, what makes you think they won’t hesitate to take your money and not deliver what you want. At the very least you won’t get the service level you want. If you sense a bad attitude at first contact, take your business someplace else.
It may seem obvious but try to avoid doing business with a company that has been investigated by a government entity. An investigation doesn’t always mean that the company has done anything wrong but why take a chance.
Be extra careful if you decide to do business with a company that has just started. Everyone deserves a chance, but you don’t want a new company to learn about it’s mistakes with you as an example. Let someone else be the example. Same goes for businesses that are going out of business. You may think that there are good deals to be had but sometimes these are just shady tactics to get you in the door.
Watch out for companies that run a lot of annoying adds promising deals that sound too good to be true, they probably are. Most reputable businesses don’t need to bombard you with cheesy adds that offer things at nearly no cost. It’s easy to see that these are just gimmicky sales tactics that for some reason are still used by some sales artists. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.