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Scams & Con Games

How to Identify and Avoid Scams

Scam and con artists are more prevalent than ever before because of the advent of the internet. It is far easier today to anonymously reach out and trick someone into relinquishing private information or access to bank accounts. Since our society has evolved into a credit-based culture, identity theft has taken on a whole new meaning. With just a few strokes on the computer keyboard, a person can unwittingly provide all the personal identifiers necessary for someone to steal their identity and good name. Other scams may temp you with offers of millions in unclaimed foreign funds or a rich inheritance that can be yours if you can be coached into paying a never-ending list of transaction fees first.

I have outlined in the following articles how to identify and avoid becoming a victim of these scams:

Scams & Con Games

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