Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Starting the New Year with a Good Lesson on Scams

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In the highspeed high-tech world we live in, it’s easy to get sometimes fooled into releasing some info that you really shouldn’t have.  Almost everyone I know has fallen for some type of scam.  Some have been tiny and others have cost folks a few dollars.  Fortunately, I’ve never know anyone to fall for a serious loss of money or a complete ransacking of their identity, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.  Heck, I just recently read an article that said the infamous “Nigerian Prince Scam” is still bilking over trusting people out of millions of dollars.
 
That article led me down the scam rabbit hole and I thought I’d share a link to something I enjoyed.  You know, the problem with scams is as soon as we get one figured out, there is another one coming down the pipe.  It’s an unfortunate game of cat and mouse that we play against the less honest individuals among us.  It’s a constant series of adjustments & counter adjustments.  Unfortunately it’s the way the world works and, at least for now, we’re stuck in this cycle.
 
Anyway, my reading ended taking me back to USA Today where they have a very good article about 5 scams that are out there, but maybe you haven’t heard of yet.  I found this article pretty enlightening and I thought you would enjoy it too.  The real takeaway here is that you cannot be too careful.  As the old adage goes “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you!”

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