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The Internet has made it extremely easy to distribute information to millions of people, including fraudulent business deals and email scams. Fraud and scams are lurking all over the Internet, waiting for innocent victims who will pay or give out their personal details for what they think might be a legitimate business deal. Being aware of what's true and what's not plays a large part in being a responsible citizen of the cyber world.

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How to spot a consumer scam

How to spot a consumer scam?

There are various types of consumer scams that are being carried out regularly. In order to identify and spot consumer scams, one should know what types of consumer scams are in existence.

Here is a look at some of the consumer scams that are carried out:-

- Check Scams

- Consumer Product Scams

- Online Dating

- Virus E-mails

- Online Surveys

- Credit Card Fraud

- Door to Door

- Identity Theft

- Internet

- Virus E-mails

- Investments

- New Scam Alert

- Phishing Email

- Work At Home Jobs

- Pyramid scheme

Before you respond to any offer that can be a potential scam, you need to identify and spot the consumer scams right away. . Ask your self the following questions,

- Is the offer unsolicited?

- You need to respond quickly - why the urgency?

- The offer looks too real, you need to ask yourself if these people are really going to pay so much money?

- Do I need to buy the product to claim my prize?

- Can I call the telephone number that is given?

- Should I really give out my social security number, bank account details and PIN numbers?

- How reliable is the money I am sending to the registered address of the company or individual?

- Is this amount of money really worth what they promise, should I even pay any money at all?

- Why am I asked to keep things confidential?

- Why am I asked to send money all the time, with a good enough reason every time?

- Can I check the authenticity of the cheque?

Spotting scams are not always easy but if they feature the following characteristics, the first thing that you should do is report it:-

- Reluctance to provide information on the phone

- Reluctance to give out the name of the person

- Unable to give logical explanation

- Constant pressure for you to make a decision

- Never make payments for a free gift or as processing fee

- Ask for a detailed plan of your investments before you invest

- Report span mail to Google

- You should never be asked to confirm your personal details over the phone or via email

- Never send money to people you have met on dating sites, however much they sound good or charming

- You should not be asked to pay to work at home

- Some MLM schemes are not legitimate even is they are promoted by friends.

- EBay and PayPal does not request you to verify you details within a short deadline
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