It seems as if there are a growing number of companies that have been set up for the express purpose of scamming innocent people out of their hard-earned cash. There is a scam for everything these days – disaster relief, internet security, even hair-loss treatments. However, a new warning has crossed my desk recently, and I wanted to share it with you – as even though this particular company seems to be targeting real estate agents, there is no telling what other industries could be next on their list.
- Keep an ear out for stories about scammers and their victims. Pass the information around – you never know who you might inadvertently be helping.
- Scam-agents usually profess to know you very well, often with information they have procured from the internet. Check and double check their story.
- Go with your gut. If it sounds suspicious – it probably is.
- Never EVER give out your credit card or banking details to people over the phone – particularly if they have called you.