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Online Scams: How to avoid getting fooled

Posted In Internet - By Kwasi Ampadu on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 With No Comments »

Beware of diverse tactics, so not to be fooled into giving up your hard earned money through seemingly innocent money-making schemes. Internet scam is real, with greater risk dealing with credit cards, bank accounts and other mediums involving you to send or receive money online.

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To begin with are bank /credit card email scams. You will receive an email asking you so sign up to your bank account or credit card details because your privacy is under some danger. Beware! Never sign up through such email address provided. To be sure, personally call your bankers or credit card issuers about the mail, if truly your privacy is under some treat, you will be securely guided. If not, when you sign up, the senders will now have your user name and password. Now it’s time for them to party!

Now what I call Millionaire Scam, this act also, you will receive an email saying that they represent a dead or missing former ruler, former president etc. Beware! You will be offered a chance to earn anything between 5% to 10% to millions of dollars. Don’t be greedy! It normally starts by them promising you lots of money. You will be asked for your bank details in order to transfer the cash and then they will use that to transfer a small amount. Now, once trust is gained, they will ask for more personal details from you and before you say jack, your money and theirs will all be transferred leaving your bank account empty and yourself miserable.

Lastly, is the make money fast scam, where so-called big companies advertise of getting out huge amounts just by signing up and using their system. Beware! Not to fall to such schemes. Surely, they will pay you some money but then once trust is established, they will fleece your bank account. Please note that, the fastest way to lose all your money is through this quick money scams.

The truth is, online is not safe so be cautious. Avoid anything that sounds too good to be true.

 

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