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Internet's Web of Scams

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 scam artist

How to spot a scam artist

You should be able to spot a scam artist right at the onset of receiving a scam email or a letter.

Here are a few tips to help you spot a scam artist from miles away,

- A very friendly and outgoing personality. The scam or con artist will try to win you over with his charm and good nature. He will do any thing to make you trust him and strike when you least expect it to. He is like a wolf in sheep's clothing!

- A good actor. They act out their part very well and almost to perfection. You may not even realize that you are dealing with a con artist.

- They sound very accommodating and willing to help. Of course they will be willing to go the extra mile to help you and help themselves succeed in carrying out the scam.

- Scam artists have a very calm and control nature. They tend to play the reverse psychology game with you and put you on a spot. They are good at controlling you and getting you to do what they want.

- The website for the scam is designed very professionally and very well by the scam artist.

- The scam artists live overseas. They usually live in countries in the African continent. They claim that they are permanent residents of a particular country.

- Dating scam artists are quick to declare their affection for you, and will even give their lives for you.

- Dating scam artists will give very little detail about them but ask a lot of questions from you.

- They have great presentation skills. The scam artist presents himself as a well educated and well spoken individual. Who would even want to suspect such an individual as a scam artist?

- Reluctance to provide information and contact details of the business. You may want to see a report of the company, balance sheet or bank documents before the investment.

- Reluctance to give out references of other people whom the company or scam artist has provided services.

- Reluctance to give a plan how your funds will be invested.

- Reluctance to give information on how the artist got your contact details. This question often gets ignored.

- Reluctance to use any other mode of transferring funds other than Western Union or Moneygram.

- Scam artist will also fail to ask you questions about your previous ventures and experience. This should be a warning sign to you as potential investors want past reference prior to investing.

- Scam artist have many disguises so if they fail to make you fall for one scam it will only be a matter of time before they come up with a plan for another scam.

- Some of the most common words and phases scam artist use in their letter or email are 'Get rich quick', 'This is your last chance to respond', 'Don't let this offer get away' and 'All others who invested are millionaires now'

- Sometimes scam artists use their own personal experience; of course it is a bogus story about how they were once very poor and within a year of investment got rich.

Scam artist are great master minds and find out loop holes to trick people to giving their money and their identity in return for many promises.
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