How to avoid internet Fraud

Posted by Ana Castillo on Thursday, August 20, 2015 Under: Blog
There are lots of sites in the internet that seem to be very promising but instead are fraudulent and misleading. Speaking from experience, I can say that even a job post at a website that is trustworthy can lead you to be a victim of scamming. Through my bad experiences in the past few years I also learned that there are sites that help you detect how trustworthy a page is. These are Scamadviser and the Rip off report.
But there are a few things you should keep in mind in this crazy internet world; number one being, if it seems too good to be true, it is! Trust your instincts and put yourself in the shoes of the person speaking to you giving you this offer, would you? I've had my handful of experiences being scammed, some of them I knew I was being scammed but for some odd reason I allowed myself to go through the experience. I don't know if its because I had the "What happens next?" curiosity or if it's simply because I just didn't feel like embarrassing the other person. Needless to say, I've given thought to my listen twice as much as you speak theory since this is the reason we have two ears and one mouth and come to the realization that everyone in need of quick cash will approach you with a savvy sales pitch. 
My point is, if you must do it like I used to and will go back to doing again, the first answer in your head should be No. Once you put it out in the open, if they keep insisting ask, how will this benefit me? If they have a response to that as well ask, Why do you care about me being benefitted from this? and how does this benefit you? Be nosy, ask tons of questions and never EVER pay money for anything you are not immediately seeing in front of you, doesn't matter if it's cash or credit. 

See you on the next post!

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Ana Castillo Media Studies Major at Queens College Photographer, Writer and Enthusiast The world is my my book, I edit the pages.
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