Here are common types of postal scams you should be aware of and what to do if you spot them: Lotteries and prize draws. You may receive a letter congratulating you on winning a cash prize. But you won’t receive any prize, and you may be asked to call a premium rate number or to pay fees to 'release' your prize. Don’t respond to these letters, even if they look genuine. A genuine lottery.
Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000. But just as dating app users are at an all-time high, so is the number of people becoming victims of.
Victims of these online military scams often think they are doing a good deed by helping a military member. Instead, they have given their money to a scammer, sometimes losing thousands of dollars.
Real scam victims have shared their experiences to help warn others about scams. In these stories we ask you to find the signs that it was a scam, and consider how similar scams could be avoided.
Hear about how these scams happen and how to avoid them from those who know best. This week's episode explores the Gold and Silver Scam. Listen here and let us know what you think. Also, read about the gold coin scam here. Have you or someone you know been a victim of this scam? Share your stories and any tips you have with us.
Here’s one more tricky topic to navigate with your family this holiday season: gold and silver retirement scams. An investigation by Quartz detailed these scams, which con seniors into moving their retirement funds to volatile precious metals investments. Gold and silver investment scams aren’t new, but they’ve been directed at conservative seniors on Facebook over the past two years.
No industry is immune to investment scams, including Mining. There’s a long and sordid history of mining investment scams. Similar to cons in other industries, Mining Investment Scams have been able to flourish for so long because they appeal to the desire to get rich quick. In exchange for this promise, people eagerly embrace situations that are obviously too good to be true. Not all mining.
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