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Old 04-22-2014, 02:13 AM
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Default Re: What are the Signs of a Scam?

The signs of a scam are putting your ratings on the board. If no one wins, then there is no chance of winning now.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: What are the Signs of a Scam?

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I Joined A Program Months Back Which I Was Sure Was a Scam

ThankFully It Is Paying And I Am Now Well In Profit

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Dear apple isle

Getting away with spamming is not easy these days
If you are earning then its good luck signs
However,i would suggest you to watch your back and dont consider it permanent.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:10 AM
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Default Re: What are the Signs of a Scam?

Agree with much of what has been posted on this thread.

One point to add: The internet is your friend. - A company's or individual's reputation online counts for a lot. Make sure you do plenty of google searches around any brand or person. - Keep clicking back through past the first pages. Neutral is not enough. There should be some positive or at least reassuring stuff there.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:17 AM
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Nowadays there are a lot of scam popping all over the internet so we need to be aware of that! Thanks for sharing signs.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:28 AM
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Default Re: What are the Signs of a Scam?

That's a broad question because scams can vary so much depending on the industry, target market, online/offline, etc. But some signs I have seen of things turning out to be a scam in general is bad customer service; no or unreliable contact info; wanting payments upfront for services or industries that don't require this, etc.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:30 AM
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:46 AM
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i agree with you cat
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:31 AM
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It can be difficult to spot a scam. Fraudsters are extremely cunning and good at creating convincing scams. But still you can look for following signs:

Never share your personal details with anyone you cannot validate is who they say they are.

Scams will often promise high returns for very little financial commitment. They may ever say that a deal is too good to miss.

Never proceed unless you are absolutely certain your money will be safe. Once you transfer, it may be too late.

Legitimate organisations will rarely, if ever, make glaring grammatical or spelling mistakes, and if so they will usually be an isolated incident.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:02 PM
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If the tone of the email sounds urgent, then it is probably a scam as most people donít take to email in the case of an emergency.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:27 AM
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To prevent credit card scams. Keep these things in mind.
1. Keep your credit cards safe.
2. Shred anything with your credit card number on it.
3. Don't sign blank credit card receipts.
4. Avoid giving out your credit card information.
5. Be safe with your credit card online.
6. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.
7. Review your billing statements each month
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:33 AM
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They claim to make you couple thousands a day. mostly everything they will say is so good to be true. So be careful.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:14 PM
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I own a bookkeeping company and I'm always amazed at how much fraud takes place at tax time. The CRA has a number of good warnings and how-to's for spotting fraud.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:10 AM
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I read a blog recently that did a good job highlighting signs of fraud during tax time. Check it out at Calgary Bookkeeping
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:33 AM
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I would also look at the kind of language they use. Poorly-written or overly hyperbolic/outrageously OTT promises are sure-fire giveaways that someone is trying to scam you.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I think everybody got informed with your advice
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