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Too good to be True Scams

10/25/2021

Almost everyone is familiar with the saying that something is “too good to be true.” Unfortunately, this phrase is all too accurate in the world of scams. There are multiple ways for scammers to try and get your information, some of which look very realistic. So be very diligent when opening messages of any kind, and be wary of what links you click on in your email inbox. Here are a couple of popular scams that seem innocent but can steal your money or information.

  • Survey Scam – Scammers will claim to be a store that you shop at locally and send you a survey to share your store experience, and in return, they promise to send you a gift card or other type of gift for your time. Then, they prompt you to give credit card information to pay the shipping fee, all with the end goal of stealing your credit card information.
  • Amazon Scam – Scammers will also pretend to be Amazon (or other online retailers) and send you an email stating your order cannot be shipped. The email will tell you that additional personal information is needed to process the order. If you ever receive this type of email, check your Amazon account directly.
  • For Sale Scams – It is essential to research more if you find something listed for a low price on a site like craigslist. For a car, for example, you might find one listed for a much lower-than-expected price, but be cautious when you see an incredible deal. When a car is much cheaper than expected, scammers may have obtained the vehicle illegally or will try to get you to pay for the car or down payment digitally.

To read more types of scams, check out an article here.

If you have been scammed or believe you are a victim of a scam, notify your financial institution and report it to your local Police Department immediately.



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