It’s like the saying goes, "You can’t con an honest man." Scammers and con men like to take advantage of people’s greed to fuel their own.
In a nutshell, to be scammed, you have to want to be scammed. Most of the time, things that seem to be outrageous or too good to be true, are exactly what they seem. If something seems strange or unexpected, it’s probably a scam. Foreign money transfers and lottery mail are examples of such unexpected scenarios. If a stranger asks you for money over email or for personal information, it’s a scam; they just want your money and your identity.
If someone is trying to sell you something or asks you to donate money over the phone, it’s a scam. Don’t sign anything without reading the fine print and taking your time to go over the paper work. Don’t feel pressured into doing anything foolish that you will regret later.
In the following pages, we'll show you how to distinguish legitimate notifications from fraudulent schemes. While it would be impossible to show every method that scammers use, applying the same techniques to all correspondences will provide a much safer environment.
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