What is Due Diligence?
Due Diligence (DD) is a process whereby an investor investigates the attractiveness of an opportunity and assesses the quality of the management team and the key risks associated with the opportunity. It is a Way of verifying the validity of a particular program's real investment opportunities. It helps to discover everything about particular program's real investment opportunity before you invest your money.
Due diligence is probably the most critical stage in investment. It is a complete investigation and review of the investment opportunity.
When to Start the Due Diligence?
The investigation process begins the moment opportunity becomes of interest to you. Your goal is to make certain that you uncover everything about a particular program's real investment opportunities before you invest in it. You don't have to meet the company's staff or even visit the business for your research to begin. The Internet is an incredible tool that will allow you to investigate the validity of a particular program.
Here are Due Diligence steps to follow before investing in any program:
1. Check out a program's website
The first step you should do is to check out a program's website. Carefully investigate its website design. Some of the things you will see on scammer's website are: Not professionally designed website, Old templates with a standard collection of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), Unorganized and Irrelevant website navigation, offering unrealistic daily return, Poor security website, Continuous failing website, No actual names and contact details and cheap scripts
2. Way Back: Investigate how a website looked in the past
Way back machine is one of the most important tools that are used to investigate how a website looked in the past.
Some Scammers claim that they have been online for long time. Using Way Back Machine you can easily identify if the website has been online for long time. Way Back Machine has 50 billion web pages archived since 1996. To investigate if they have been online for long time, Visit
Type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible. You will be shown the search results for your particular website, categorized by year.
Just see if the contents of the website at different times match. Also focus for contact details and see if they match.
3. Make Research on Forums and Monitoring Sites
Another tool for making a Due Diligence is Forums. Forums are a great place to exchange ideas with people who have the same interest with you. There fore, as a research tool, you have to visit known, popular, trusted and professional forums, like HYIP Discussion and Golden Talk and, read what people are saying about the particular program. Monitoring Sites are other Due Diligence tools where you can make your Investigation. But there are certain issues you should be aware of monitoring sites.
a) Do not depend on a single monitoring site
b) HYIP admins treat monitoring sites very well. Therefore, if you see paying status on monitoring site, it does not mean the HYIP is paying all investors.
c) Read all rating given by the investors on the program you are making research.
4. Check WHOIS information: Domain registration data of a company's website
Check the domain registration data of a company's website. WHOIS information gives you full information about the company including telephone number. You can use either of these sites to find the WHOIS information:
Type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to get information, and press enter. A complete list of contact details will be displayed on your screen. Some of the information you will see on the screen are: Domain Name, Expiration Date, Creation Date, Last Update Date, Registrant, Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Registration Service Provider, Registrar of Record, Record last updated and Record expires, Record created and Domain servers in listed order
Once you get the WHOIS Data You should investigate carefully the dates of domain registration and expiration. If the company claims that they have been working online for long time, but their website domain was registered only few months ago, it is just an indication of dishonest. At the same time, if the company's offers a long term plan and the domain registration expires in the near future, the probability of company being a scammer is great.
Finally, just give a call to the number specified in the WHOIS data and make sure that the contact details really belongs to the person listed in the WHOIS data.
5. Request the company's documents
It is always recommended to request and investigate the company's documents, before proceeding with an investment. You need to request and verify the following documents:
.Valid Business Registration Certificate,
.List of banks with which the Company has a financial relationship.
6. Confirm the validity of the Company's documents
At the final stage of your Due Diligence you should confirm the validity of the documents requested from the company. This is carried out by contacting the issuing institution.
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