This website is dedicated in providing information to keep you from being scammed, and the main focus is directed toward vacation clubs and timeshare scams. Nevertheless, today, I want to share an interesting article that will provide information about a variety of scams that can affect innocent people so that everyone will see just how the mind works with scammers. There are many different ways you might be scammed.
Continue to read below to find out the ways you might be scammed:
The inheritance scam has recently become very popular again as you will get an email stating that you have inheritance that has been unclaimed. The person that sent the email offers to assist you in getting the funds to be released, but they need to pay money first. Many times a story is set up and the person that emails you tells you that they will share their inheritance with you if you can help them getting it released by sending them money.
Romantic Relationship Scams
The romantic relationship scams is when an intense relationship begins with someone online. This is a very popular scam that will generally occur online such as dating sites and chat rooms, but the romantic relationship scams can also happen in person. The romantic relationship scam usually has a familiar pattern. You will start to get to know someone online by sending emails or chatting, and maybe you have been given a reason why they can’t do a video call or Facetime with you. You can’t get over how great this person is and you start to make arrangements to meet this special person. Once the arrangements have been made something tragic occurs such as an unexpected illness or a family disaster, which leads to this person asking you for money for doctor bills or transportation. You send the money, but you still never meet this amazing person.
What can be worse than being scammed online? There have been people that actually marry their scammer and the scammer has only one intention, which is to scam money from their partner. Sadly, in some bizarre cases their partner has been murdered too.
A victim of the sextortion scam involves a video call with a sex act being recorded. After the sex act is recorded the scammer will threaten the person by saying they will take the recorded sex act video and publish it online along with sending it to their family and friends unless you pay the scammer the money they want. This is a traumatic scam for anyone to endure, but it is a devastating one for individuals who live in a quiet and conservative community or if you own your own business it could impact your business. The sex act could also result in serving prison time.
The sick children is a terribly sad scam that actually effects genuine crowdfunding cases. Social media is a place where you will encounter many scams asking for donations to assist with a sick child’s treatment. You feel bad so you donate money, then later you find out that this was nothing but a scam.
The pet scam is another popular one. You will see an advertisement for free pet adoption and the pets are very cute. You will only have to pay for the pet delivery, so you pay the money and you wait for your pet to arrive, but you have been scammed because the pet never arrives.
The hitmen scam is an extreme scam that can cause you distress, stress, and worry. The hitmen scam will have someone contact you and tell you that have to pay money for a family member or even yourself or you or your family member will be killed. You will have to pay money so that the hitmen will not kill you or your family member.
These are top ways you might be scammed. Now that you know the scams you can protect yourself!