Email scams are getting quite more common. A lot of us believes that we are “smart” enough to distinguish fake schemes, but most of the time it is very difficult to see through them. The very best way to protect ourselves is to learn and understand all about the popular false tactics so we can detect them and we can either report them or just ignore them.
Here are the different type of international email scams you definitely need to watch out for…
- Business opportunity – This are type of fraud that usually promises a huge income in exchange for a no-time-consuming work and requires some small money. Most of the time this are disguised as pyramid schemes
- Work-from-home – The opportunity to to earn money without leaving your home has become very popular especially for moms. The common jobs that are usually offered includes crafts assembly and stuffing envelopes. In order to start working and earning money all you need to do is pay a small amount of money for the kit you will be using but after you paid for the kit it is either your package will not arrive or if you did receive your kit your work will never meet the standards of your “employer” .
- Get something for free – This is one of the tricks a lot of people hates. A certain company will offer a free item but in order for you to claim your item you need to first to sign for a paid membership but the awful trick is once you are a member you will find out that you will not qualify unless you get other people to join.
- Credit repair scamming – This techniques mainly targets people with bad credit ratings. They are promised for an upfront fee and then their poor credit record will be completely gone.
Other false schemes includes chain letters, investment opportunities, guaranteed credit or loans on easy terms, etc.
More importantly, If you received a mail from someone you don’t know and it’s to good to be true then most probably it is just a scam. The best thing you can do is ignore these messages and wiped them out on your inbox before they wipe out your savings.