Scams online are so prevalent that if everyone had a penny for every scam we uncover online we would all be rich and not care about the scams of the world. Until then we are bound to wonder " could that thing I thought was a scam actually made me money or cured me of anxiety/depression/ fear/anger/ worry/harm?"
There's so many scams out there these days, and scammers are getting more skilled too. We need to be careful about what information we give to people. If you receive an email from what looks like to be your bank and they're asking for all your personal information over the internet, I would recommend calling the bank first to confirm if they really sent that e-mail!!!
I get alot of these E-mail's on my Scam Site...Alot of the time's I forward them 2 My Bank -AOL - PAYPAL...trying 2 b nice & let them know what's being passed around..Have never ever received an E-mail back from them...
You receive an e-mail that looks like it came from your bank, warning you about identity theft and asking that you log in and verify your account information. The message says that if you don't take action immediately, your account will be terminated.
Since I don't do on line banking I know what this one is right away.
Watch out for a new scam going around. My mom said that she got a call, but didn't make it to the phone in time. When she checked her caller id, it was her name and number! I looked it up and there was a few articles written about it last week.
I have had people call and when they say I have won something and I say well send it to me and they say you have to send money for it I tell them right then that they are scamming because if you really win something you do not have to pay money tp get it. They hang up on me. Humm I wonder why.
When I was young, I tried to do some of the work from home offers. I sent $25 to the company for information on how to work at home. All they sent me was things on how to do the same thing to others by getting them to submit $25. I didn't do it because I wasn't out to scam anyone just so I could make some money. It was a good lesson learned for thank-goodness, not a HUGE amount of money. I am sure some are legit, but most aren't.
I get phone calls all the time from a guy who says he is from microsoft and that he is detecting signals from my computer. He calls about two times a month. All he is doing is trying to get me to do something to my computer so that he can hack into it.
I get these all the time in my email, the last 50 I got I sent them a email, stating ...
Dear Prospective Employer
I am a recently released patient. While I have a few flaws I have several positives.
1. I can persuade almost anyone to buy anything with a little one on one
2. I am great at making things in chemicals labs, I would be happy to assist you in your company and patient them with your label giving you all the credit.
3. Also, send 499 dollars, to help get your company out there, and I promise people will listen to your sales pitch. =)
I think that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of the fine print. And sometimes there just isn't any. You just have to be careful. For instance, there are plenty of online scams, just waiting to part people from their money. Do your research. Talk to others.
There have been a lot of scams lately. I know that they are on the Internet, but they are also done on the phone. One I had heard of was where the someone pretends to be from the court and says that you have not served jury duty and you owe money. If you do not pay you will be arrested. One has to buy a green card from Walmart and deposit the money onto it. It is sad that some people can scam others.
You are right, there will always be scammers and with the internet they are even more prolific than ever before. I always try to keep the phrase "if it seems to good to be true then it probably is." in the back of my mind.