2020 New Types Of Scams To Look Out For
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Scams and scam artists seem to be in abundant supply. Technology hasn’t slowed this down, if anything it’s allowed things to get even tougher on the average person. You now have to keep an eye out for anything that doesn’t seem right so that you do not fall into the trap. Some have been around for years and some are new. The important thing is to make sure that you always protect your information and don’t be afraid to ask for credible information from anyone who contacts you.
1. Robo calls
This is the top one because it’s actually the top complaint made to the government. Robo calls waste time and seem to come when you’re at your busiest. Thankfully, most cell phone providers are able to assist weed out some of these calls but sometimes still get through without being put into check.
2. Fake calls
Fake calls are different than robo calls because they involve a real person. One of the best lines is when someone calls you either to talk about settling your taxes or to tell you that you bought a software program two years ago and the company is going out of business so they want to refund your money for a third year but need your bank account information to do so.
3. Email from your boss
If you work for a decent sized company you have to double check who is sending you an email. Hackers can find the name of a company owner and send you an email under that name telling you to buy gift cards or something. During the hectic rush of the day you may not even notice.
Of course we would include timeshares in this as they have been around for decades and are stronger than ever. They trick you to take an interest with the promise of a free weekend or something else. If what they were offering was legit, why would they offer it for free?
5. Registering to vote
Because 2020 is an election year you can expect to see a lot of this. People will come up to you at the mall, to your home and ask for your personal information so that you can vote. Some of these people may be trying to trick you to get your personal information.
Keep a look out for these and other scams that may be coming your way this year. Always make sure you double check a company and their credentials before giving away your personal information.
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