Prince Azam wants to talk to you about holding his money in your bank account, all the while you just won 18 million Euros in the European Lottery. Both sound like you’re going to be set for life, but unfortunately they’re scams – and unfortunately thousands of people a year still fall for these tricks a year.
While thousands of people still fall for these old tricks, there are new ones being developed. Have you ever noticed that after a natural disaster or major political event happens, dozens of websites are created and emails are sent out soliciting for money? You can bet most of them are scams. Scams come in all shapes and sizes, often not shameful about any event they’re exploiting. They come from all over the world and they want to harm any and every individual that gives them money.
Every year, millions of dollars are sent to false companies and individuals. Fortunately, you can take a look at the scam alerts and be informed before you fall prey to these schemes. Go to http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts for information on the scams that are out there so you can be on guard.