Thursday, 1 February 2018

Are You Being Scammed?

Making money can be very hard work. It takes time and dedication to your job, to make money. Everyone is looking for a faster, easier way to make extra money, but what you may get is scammed instead. Many scammers attempt to grab the attention of low income people, those that are unemployed, stay at home parents, the elderly, or even the disabled. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to know the difference between a legitimate company and one that is scam related. You may have noticed scam ads before and not even realized it.

Often the fastest way to tell whether an ad is a scam is if sounds too good to be true. If the ad or caller states that you will be able to make a considerable amount of money in a short amount of time, then you should consider it to be a scam. The company may ask you to give money upfront, in order to make money with their company. It is true that it takes money to make money, but many companies may take your money and you may not be able to receive a refund. If you decide to invest in a company, always use your credit card to pay, as it is easier to receive a refund from your credit card company, than to try to receive a refund for the company you are investing in. If you feel that you are not receiving a fair deal, consider calling the company before you call the authorities, to see if you can get a refund through them first. If they are not agreeable, then consider contacting the authorities, the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, or even the Attorney General for your state or the state that the scammer is located in.

 Before you decide to join an ad or company that promises fast rewards, take your time to research the company thoroughly. If the company does not have the appropriate credentials to be in business, or has not been in business for an extended period of time, be very weary of the company’s intentions towards you. Research the internet to find people who have dealt with this company before and listen to what they have to say regarding the company, its products and even the representatives. Contact the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has had any claims filed against it, or if they are a member of the BBB. Look at the address and phone number of the company’s contact information. Does it list a PO Box or a have a phone number listed? If these are not available, then you may not want to deal with the company, they will be hard to trace if you should be scammed. Some ads will give you a phone number like: 6472256295 to contact for information. These types of scams charge exorbitant amounts of money to call, and the scammer may receive a portion of this money. Before you agree to any company, take your time and consider before you agree to their requests.


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