Adult business scam
You have been warned about mail fraud, telephone fraud, internet fraud and door-to-door fraud. Whether they reach you by mail, by phone, by email or by talking to you in person, they will give themselves away if you know what to look for. With a con artist, all you know is who that person says he or she is. And real employers don't generally ask new hires to shell out money.
No matter what the bait they offer you, underneath it is a hook. You have to WIRE or AIRBORNE money instead of MAILING it.
These are people who will look you in the eye and lie. If you look up a business and call to make an order, you know who is on the other end of the deal. It is almost always a large sum of money, like a prize or an easy loan, or a large income. But we all know that people don't give away large sums of money so easily, or pay large incomes for nothing. It is illegal for someone to require up-front payment before funding a loan or paying out a sweepstakes prize.
Decent, intelligent people are duped out of their life savings by smooth-talking, utterly unscrupulous crooks. Anytime someone tries to get your bank account number, Social Security Number, or other sensitive information, you should automatically be on red alert. If they are asking you to give them money first, back off.
We are often contacted by frantic family members of victims of fraud, who are unable to convince the victim that the scam is not real. If you are having a hard time convincing someone to stop sending money to a scam artist, you can call this office at (800) 252-8011 for assistance.
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