Scams are becoming more and more common. Sure, there are scams that are really easy to identify, but these are some scams that are so good that even you want to fall for them.
They just sound so legit and many people are fooled by them. Here is your guide to identifying even the sneakiest scams.
The scam: Facebook has become a breeding ground for scams. It is very easy to see a picture or an offer that sounds great and before you know it, you are sending it with your friends, who are sending it to their friends!
How to spot it: There are tons of businesses that do have some great deals and they get the word out through Facebook.
These deals rarely have you open up an attachment. If a deal just simply seems too good to be true―unfortunately--it usually is.
How to be safe: Don't open any attachments, unless you know that it is safe. Also, don't click on links that don't seem like something that your friend would post.
“Phising” for passwords
The scam: Fraudsters try to get you to reveal your personal information. You think that you are too smart to fall for this type of scam?
Think again, it has been reported that over 1 million households have phishers their confidential information.
You might get an email of a call from your banking institution that needs to verify information.
These emails and call have become so high tech that sometimes it's hard to tell which are fake.
How to spot it: This one is hard to tell. If something seems fishy, check it out.
How to be safe: If you feel like something is off―when you get a phone call from your bank―hang up and call the number on your bank card.
You can easily tell if someone has been trying to trick you.
The scam: You see tickets to a show that you thought was completely sold out. You go to Craigslist to get the tickets.
The seller can't meet you, so you wire your money to their account and they send you the tickets. You find out that they are fakes.
How to spot it: This one is a tricky scam as well. Always make sure that you can meet a seller at a location. You want to meet them.
Check online for reviews of a website that you want to buy from.
How to be safe: Make sure that whatever you are buying is legitimate. Look for if the seller will use pay-pal and check out the return policy before you purchase.
Confirm sellers name and address before you buy anything from them.
These are just a few of the online scams. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled and always verify what you are buying and where.