Every day people fall victim to scams of one kind or another.
Some are very sophisticated and can use very persuasive techniques, where others just appeal to greed.
It could be an unexpected lottery win, an opportunity to make millions by helping to get money out of a country, or sending money to someone you met on a dating site to cover medical expenses after an accident.
Everyone is a target, and the scammers see us as a money tree.
The key is to avoid becoming a victim in the first place.
Remember: if its sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
There are warning signs that you can recognize in order to protect yourself and your money from the scammers.
You can prevent becoming a victim of a scam by:
You can also make us aware of any scams you think you have encountered by using our Report Scams.
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