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Friday, October 3, 2008

If it's too good to be true, it probably is!

Watch out for anyone asking you to sign something, Or to give them something for the promise of something much more in return.
Ask yourself what you really know of the person, Have you known them for long, could you find them again if need be (cell phones and emails don't count).
Ask if you can take them up on an offer another time, if they say it's a limited time offer, or will get less rewarding the longer you wait, then walk away.
Request ID.
Google some of the main points of your conversation to see if others have identified a situation as a scam.
Keep your emotions in check, if you're excited then you're more likely to agree to do something unwise.
Phone a friend and describe the situation to them yourself, seek their opinion.
Remember if it seems too good to be true, it's probably is and you should walk away.

Con artists are usually likeable people, rather than the stereotypical suspicious people that most people would think of.

Conning or scamming someone is a criminal offence!


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