Looking more closely!
When I started this blog and when I started talking about scams. I never really knew I was ever going to be something that I’m passionate about but this is something that has caused me great pain and disappointment. I am going to try to help those who might want answers and have questions about the questions that I had for so long!
Each lesson that I’ve learned was from a scam and these are common for most people around the world, so it isn’t like you can prevent this from happening but you can prevent yourself from getting scammed.
If anything when I was on those sites, I have found one or two that areas that you need to worry about. While on the dating sites, you will see all kinds of profiles and each profile should be scrutinized for the possibility that it isn’t a real profile but a fake profile and ultimately a scammer on the other end of the profile trying to scam you.
- Money Scam — This scam is most prevalent and can be any sort of reason from having the menopausal problems to need food because they are broke. They build upon the fact that you are looking for that mate and you have put so much effort online to find that special someone.
- Package Scam — Another scam that is common when it comes to online dating is that they may ask you to receive and ship packages or money to another destination. This could cause a lot of legal problems for you because the packages or money could be stolen and you could end up in jail.
I won’t go into details about other because these too are the most used and unless things changes these will always be used. Other blog posts that I’ve talked about this are:
- How NOT to fall for a Dating Scam!
- How not to be scammed by online dating sites!
- How to tell if that Match.com account is fake. (From Personal Experience)
Debt collections people can go from a range scams but the one that sticks out in my mind is the one that I was foolish to even consider. So I will only talk about this scam and how it works. The debt collector says you owe money because you borrowed or got a loan money from a website. Then you can’t pay it, which in turns brings out these guys. They will threaten to send you jail or even call you up and ask for your address so they can send the police to arrest because they have a warrant for your arrest. They use fear to make you make worse decisions than you do when you are thinking logically. The good news that once your know some of this, you will be in better shape. The collector that I got scammed with was for a loan and that if I didn’t pay he would send the police. Again this is against the law according to Michigan State! Debt Collectors can not threaten something like that and it is against the law. So I learned that lesson the hard way!
Not all checks are valid!
When I got my first unexpected check from Nationwide Market, I thought we hit the jackpot per say. I found all my worries gone and I was hopeful that we could actually use the money for a good purpose! So I got home and saw the check but something wasn’t quite right, we were supposed to send a money order through western union which I found was a fake check after calling the bank. Some of the other checks that I received are:
Not everything is as it seems!
This one I have to keep looking closely with but if it looks to good to be true than you probably need to turn the other way. I’ve found so many scams and problems in my lifetime that I am sure there are even more tactics out there that I’ve not talked about but you can always use that idiom to help you start searching for the clues that they do not want you to see.
Lastly this one is common with scams and scareware. They want you to be so scared that you aren’t thinking logically. They think if they can scare you then you are more likely to do what they say or suggestions and they will get a strong hold on your computer or your personal information. This one is a suggestion, stop and think about what they are asking you to do then think about what the consequences are. You may be giving out some valuable information that identifies you easier and makes it easier for them to use your identity somewhere else. Other scareware I’ve seen are on my website and you can simply search for them.