Beware of scammers |

billionphotos-877873It’s a sad fact that there are people in the world who will quite happily take money from you and not have trouble sleeping at night.

You will probably have received emails from people trying to trick you into parting with your hard earned cash, maybe even phone calls or people knocking on your door with the intent of some sort of financial gain at your expense.

You may think that you are too smart to fall victim to any kind of scam. Well, it is possible that you may be wrong.

So, a scam by definition is ‘a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit’. Now think of it this way, a scam in a sense could be simplified as a way of obtaining money through ways that, though not deliberately deceiving, are not exactly 100% honest.

There are people that do this in everyday business, they are selling goods and services that might not necessarily be what you think they might or should be.

Businesses can use classic marketing techniques and sales strategies to persuade you that their product or service is superior to others, which is not always the case. Sadly, I am not talking about large corporations, I see it in small to medium sized business too. I have even seen what I would consider to be questionable practises from local businesses, but you put your faith in them because you trust them.

My advice is to try to do a little research into what you are buying and who you are buying it from, try a couple of competitors and sound out their knowledge and as well as their ethics.