Beware Of Scams
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Beware Of Scams

The criminal element is embedded in our society and people need to protect what is theirs. The crime of identity fraud is huge and can be frightening. We the public need to realize our cash and valuables need to be protected more-so than ever before. The criminal element has come a long way in this technological age. Millions can be withdrawn from accounts in one foul swoop. The culprits are largely European and Nigerian gangs that have become noted in modern times.

In a world where fraud is prevalent, one cannot be too careful and should guard their valuables. There have been movies made that have been speculated and copied in real life. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. From personal experience, my credit was used in the U.S.A and I have never been there or shopped online there at that time at least. Identity fraud is a huge problem and people are cautioned repeatedly to be wary of these operators. Automatic telling machines have been known to have reader contraptions embedded into the slot. There are situations where an offender will sit in a car close-by and read your information from a lap top computer with program installed for collecting data. We are cautioned about unfamiliar cameras recording our movements as well. Just today, I received a letter from one of those Nigerian crooked figures that represent a gang aimed at filtering through society. On the same day, I received an email through a writing message that I am familiar with.

The world is filled with crooked ways where the criminal element will attempt to relieve us of our hard earned cash and valuables. Early on, people will be excused from being naïve, although with experience it is best to be uncommunicative with it all. A solicitor advised, with a chain letter or items that follow that path to throw them away. There is a practice called phishing where criminals will try to represent a bank you actually bank with. They may look so authentic down to the exact home page the bank uses. They would request information with an excuse of re-establishing the banking system. We the customers are never asked to reveal our passwords. I even called into the bank to report this and I was told to delete it, as the bank does not send emails or messages of this nature.

It is amazing how many people are drawn into false emails and even partners met on a dating service. The confidence is won over by the intended party and money is requested at an early stage of proceedings. The person giving the cash is not seeing the truth as it were and keeps up the generosity. They are in a place that can only be described as fantasy and unfortunately are drained of their finances. Agencies attempt to help but in some cases, it is too late. People need to protect themselves from these low elements in life. The Nigerian   and European crime gangs are particularly ruthless.

 The Nigerians are ones that have been filmed and caught running from the scene of their criminal acts. It is wise to be alert, as most countries will furnish information on how to remain safe with good advice. It is best to keep up to date with changes changing passwords and not being predictable about finances. There is a functionality to keep strangers at arms length and on a need to know basis. Telemarketers or people in general on the other end of the phone will request your personal information. This is none of their business. This comes back to me because I recall a person calling us and requested to know my bank account numbers. This person was supposed to be an employee of the bank, if that was so they would have the information in front of them. I stopped the call there and then.

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Comments (3)

Is is terrible that people act like this to others in scams.

I feel sad that there are people out there who prey on those who they think will fall for the scams. Your article is a needed one, Peter.

Thanks Christy