Thieves are getting more and more cunning each year, it seems. Beck in the day, the most common way to scam someone out of their cash was to sell them something faulty or something that doesn’t quite live up to its description. Sure, this still goes on in this day and age, but new technologies mean that a lot more scamming takes place online as well. Hackers can get hold of your online banking details and, before you know it, they could have wiped all of your life savings out of your bank account. That’s certainly not a good situation to be in, as there is no guarantee that you’ll get all that cash back!
Car scams have been around for years. You would have thought that we’d have got to the bottom of them right now, but we haven’t, unfortunately. When you are buying a new car, the best thing you can do is research everything well. Know what to look for when viewing second-hand cars. If you think a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you still end up being scammed, you need to get in touch with the police and a lawyer straight away. Auto lawyers are aware are aware of the main scams, and they will be able to help you put a case together for court. Unfortunately, you might not be able to reclaim all the money you originally spent.
Online Banking Scams
If you are not too careful when logging into your online bank, you might be giving away your sensitive information to hackers and scammers. If you do think that some unusual activity has taken place in your account, you should inform your bank straight away. They will be able to freeze it until they have fully investigated it. If you have indeed been scammed, your bank can work on getting your cash back while you contact the police. Again, there is no guarantee you will be able to reclaim any of the money.
Some scammers masquerade as charity workers and will try to convince you to download a large sum of money to a charitable organization. They might be totally inventing this organization or might just not pass the cash onto the charity. If you believe that you have been contacted by such a scammer, you should notify the police immediately. If they were pretending to be working for an official charity, you should let them know as well so that they can warn other sponsors and donors.
— Oz Crime News???????? (@ozcrimenews) February 24, 2018
Now that online dating is very common, there are lots of scammers who pretend to be looking for love on the sites. They target vulnerable women and persuade them to transfer large sums of cash to them by pretending they are facing an emergency. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to trace these scammers, but you should still notify the police.
Always be vigilant and you should, hopefully, avoid all the scammers!