Scammers always develop and search for new ways to swindle us out of our money. If you don’t want to be fooled, you should better read about these kinds of fraud.
So after some research, we bring to you this short article to inform you on ways and strategies these scammers use so you will not fall victim.
1. Auction cars
This kind of scam is everywhere – in the Facebook comments, forums, blogs and websites. They post an impressive list of cars of all kinds. Than they claim that the cars are confiscated by government and officials want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Attempting to deal with them means that you would never see your money and any car either.
2. Sugar Mommies
These guys also can be found all over the web. They post spam contacts on comments on Facebook pages. They promise you that they would connect you with rich older woman (or ma=en) who need some intimacy and in return will pay you a lot of money. When a poor potential mugu follows the contact and calls them, he is asked to pay some fee for registration. Of course this money is gone forever.
3. Recruitment SMS from a friend
This kind is dangerous because it seems real. And built on tactics that work on many people. The scheme goes like this: you receive a message from your contacts. Usually it looks like this:
‘Hi (your name), longest time. This is (so and so name) from our NYSC days in Akwa Ibom. I now work with Shell. I just learnt they are recruiting and so I wish to let you know as a friend. You can reach the HR manager on this number but don’t mention I was the one that gave you the number’
The format may differ, but the general idea is the same. When you call that contact they start their brainwashing games and you may end up paying them some money.
How to stay unscammed? The key is always to think twice and never give your money to some unchecked or suspicious sources. If something seems to be too good to be true, it is probably just a scam.
The key to avoid being a victim is to never ever part with your money. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.