Monday, September 20, 2010

Scam the scammers

Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam. If you think you are 'too clever' to fall for a scam, you may take risks that scammers can take advantage of.

Scams succeed because of the basic two things:

Initially, a scam looks like the real thing. The other thing, scammers manipulate you by ‘pushing your buttons’ to produce the automatic response they want.

While they are constantly on the look-out for dishonest operators, some scams only come to their attention when people report them. Scambaiting is the practice of pretending interest in a fraudulent scheme in order to influence a scammer in many possible ways.

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