Stay Informed & Protected Against Scams
Influencer marketing scams are nothing new, yet they happen every day. Learn how to protect yourself and know the difference between a good collaboration opportunity and a scam. Here are some red flags you should be aware of:
YOU CAN’T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THEM ONLINE
Besides their “website”, there’s nothing else out there about them. And if they do have social media, they don’t have any followers or content.
IF THEY ASK YOU TO PAY FOR ANYTHING
A legitimate business will not ask you to purchase or pay to promote their product. This includes shipping costs, gift cards, and or products, even if they intend to reimburse you. If a business is asking you to send photos of a gift card, abort mission.
IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT PROBABLY IS
We understand that every new collaboration opportunity is exciting, but if a business is offering you a substantial amount of money, or product, for almost nothing in exchange, then you should think twice before following through.
Protect yourself from collaboration scams -- work with brands you love, do your research, always have a contract.
Make sure you read and understand influence.co’s Community Guidelines. If you come across a business or influencer who is in breach of these policies, report them to our support team so we can immediately review their account.