Dealing with scams online can be frustrating. When it comes to dealing with your finances, this is even more excruciating, as some of your financial independence will likely rely on how you handle your funds online. Here are some tips to avoid scams, and ensure that you are putting your money in the right places.
Scammers immediately try to assume control
Scammers try to take control of the conversation or hook you in with a message/email to have power over the outcome. Without that control, they can do nothing to you. Take your time and review the information being presented to you, and do it from an outside perspective if possible.
If you aren’t expecting, don’t give personal information
Never give out your personal information if you aren’t expecting to. There are very few formats where it’s necessary you immediately use your personal information for a call or update you weren’t prepared for.
This is also a great way to get a friend or outside party involved. Repeat back the information they are asking for to a friend to see if it makes sense to them. Often enough, in that brief information sharing, you are able to jointly come to …Avoiding Scams Online Read More