Warning signs of a scam or scammer trying to take advantage

April 1st, 2016 Posted by Wait What Really Ok Podcast No Comment yet
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Warning signs of a scam or scammer trying to take advantage of you.

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Warning signs of a scam or scammer trying to take advantage of you.

This is the Wait What Really Ok Blog Supplement for Episode 5: How to call someone out online without getting yourself in trouble. Listen to this full Wait What Really Ok Podcast Episode at: https://spreaker.com/user/lorenweisman/how-to-call-someone-out-online

Scams happen and they suck. Even the most organized people and businesses have stories about falling for something at one time or another.

With the Internet and social media, scams and scammers have become that much worse, so here are a couple simple items to keep an eye out for that can go from warning signs of a scam to an all out scam and crime.

Warning signs of a scam: Is this person up to date

One of the biggest warning signs of a scam and one that I recently fell for with a not so professional person in Vero Beach is that they have actually done what they have claimed to do in recent years or they have the ability to do it themselves.

My example and a situation that cost me a lot, was someone who had success in the past. But it was very long ago and with that success was a major team, a major company and major money behind him. In the end, he was incompetent and with out the company, the money and the team, his promises were nothing more than lies.

Make sure the people you re working with are up to date, able to do what they claim with what they got and that they have done it in recent times.

Warning signs of a scam: number 2

A second example is being able to get the details or the questions answered.

When you are dealing with someone that can’t lay out the details and put them on paper as well as being unable to answer direct questions by phone, email or both, be worried and walk away. if you can’t get a straight answer or key details early on, it will only get worse.

Only two warning signs of a scam…

There are many more, but the more you stay aware and stay on top of people, the better the chances it won’t happen to you.

Beyond the obvious due diligence, double checking, calling on references and making sure everything is on paper, keep that spider sense going and trust your gut because all too often, if it feels to good to be true or it really sounds like a scam, it probably is.

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Warning signs of a scam or scammer trying to take advantage of you.
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