Is that Business Opportunity Real or Just a Lie?

Posted by Hecht Walker, P.C.
Posted on August 14, 2018

In the world of business, there can be many opportunities waiting to be discovered. However, there can be just as many scams and schemes out there from people trying to take your money. Telling the difference between these opportunities and schemes can be pretty hard, but there are signs that you can look out for.

Is that Business Opportunity too Good to Be True?

Many business opportunities can seem like the road to easy money, but reality doesn’t always match up to appearances. Whether it is a large business venture related to a skyscraper or new technology or a smaller deal related to flipping houses or other real estate projects. These types of opportunities may seem fairly easy with good profit margins and lots of potential, but it’s never that easy. These projects can often be a temperamental business, fluctuating with real estate markets, builder costs and underlying market pressures. This is why it is important to do a lot of research before diving into any business endeavor.

Sometimes opportunities will come with the research already built in. This happens when an acquaintance or expert approaches you with an opportunity and has all the data you need to know about it. This kind of opportunity can be troublesome because you don’t know where these facts are coming from. The person presenting this research to you could be paid to feed you misleading or false information. Always check to see if the information you are being given is on the level.

Another way schemers try to rope people into bad business opportunities is through conferences. This can be tricky because these conferences can often be genuine. However, charismatic presenters armed with success stories and testimonials can sometimes make appearances that lead people astray. Beware of promises of easy money, beware of promises of a “sure thing”, and try not to be swept up by the excitement. A room full of people enthusiastic about making a lot of money can easily affect anyone.

Being aware of the tactics, allure and excitement employed by schemers can help you avoid bad business investments. If you believe you have a claim against a dishonest partner, a person committing fraud, or think you are being taken advantage of in your business dealings, don’t be afraid to reach out Hecht Walker PC to pursue a remedy.

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