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    Default Warning Signs Of A Scam

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    Look out for these warning signs and shop safely


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    Default Re: Warning Signs Of A Scam

    Any doubts WALK AWAY

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    Default Re: Warning Signs Of A Scam

    Thanks Wales, I'll add it !
    ďWe may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.Ē Hetty Bower

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    Default Re: Warning Signs Of A Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by wales01man View Post
    Any doubts WALK AWAY
    ďWe may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.Ē Hetty Bower

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    Default Re: Warning Signs Of A Scam

    Just trust your instinct! If you think it's a scam then leave it away. Most scammers offer so good to be true stuffs so you all need to be careful.


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    Principally, if it reads too good to be true then itís almost certainly a scam.
    The easy things to look for in an email or post are

    1. The sender.
    If the email claims to be from your bank yet the sender is not your bank then itís a scam. Scammers use odd domain names such as printerdirectone.com or matlfinsihers.com but they also use domain names that are similar to what you would expect of the organisation. E.g. Sainsburys vouchers .co.uk or Lloydsbankaccount.co.uk or Lloyyds.com so read the senderís address carefully
    2. Sent To.
    Any reputable organisation youíre dealing with knows your name so if the Sent To box shows ďanonymous recipientsĒ or shows the senderís name then itís a scam
    3. If the email claims to be a company and the bottom of the message does not contain a personís name and contact details then itís a scam.
    4. If the language is peculiar, there are misspellings, unusual grammar and similar mistakes then it is likely to be from a scammer.
    5. If the message contains a link then check where the link would take you to by hovering the cursor over the link. If the link words and actual address are different then itís from a scammer. Do not click the link.
    6. If the message asks for your personal information then donít reply unless you are sure the person is trustworthy.
    There are many more indicators of scam messages but itís also true that scammers write their messages in various forms so do be careful and if in doubt Ė do not click or reply.
    You can read my blog on scammers, spammers and time-wasters at https://fightback.ninja

    And you can hear me on Brooklands Radio every Tuesday and Friday morning at 11:30 at http://www.brooklandsradio.co.uk

    The Fightback Ninja

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