A quick check with your local BBB office and your state's Attorney General office can shed a lot of light on things, and a Google search for the organization name and "scam", "complaint" and other similar terms doesn't hurt either.
This scam involves an appraiser who over-values the home, a reverse mortgage is obtained, and then title and equity of the house is taken by the perpetrator who takes possession of the home, leaving seniors homeless and cash poor.
In the end, it looks like the Golden Web Award is at best a way to earn easy attention and links from novice web designers, and at worst a scam to make money by selling cheap certificates and plaques to the gullible.
There are many SEO companies that are more scam than service, but there are also excellent and economical search engine optimization firms that will accomplish the sort of boost to your site ranking that you need.
This misguided belief is perpetuated by scam artists who promote get rich quick schemes, preying on the misguided notions of people looking for a way to cash in on a big payday with minimal effort and investment.
When a friend tells you a juicy rumor about the latest corporate scam, murderer on the loose or wild animals found slaughtered, do you agree and repeat it to everyone else, or do you check it out for yourself?
Although it's not too common for students to enroll at fake universities or earn worthless degrees through scam programs, there are a number of companies that present themselves as legitimate universities but offer only sham programs.
The money making scam last summer was a good example.
"I think this Youngblood guy is a scam," I said as I lustfully watched my wife through the half open bathroom door.
Using her looks and charm to beguile innocent people, the con artist made thousands through her scam.