Just saw the news about someone losing money to a scam? Well, that is literally happening everywhere around us nowadays. The number of scammers out there is increasing with each passing day, even though awareness regarding these scams is everywhere on the internet. Once the world is aware of the top trending scam happening out there, these scammers move to another much more innovative way to get money from people, and they are always successful in this.
The money lost to cybercrimes is increasing day by day since these scammers come up with many effective ways to trick you into giving them money. I had a friend who lost $50,000 to a social media scam a couple of months ago. She was saving this amount for her wedding, and all her money went down the drain. This was when she got in touch with the company the Claimers, who helped her in recovering her lost amount. Sure, it did take her some time to recover her amount, but it was worth it since most people out there never get their money back, which is lost to a scam.
There are tons of other examples as well of people getting scammed. This is the right time to arm yourself with the knowledge of the tactics scammers use to loot you. Moreover, once you are aware of them, you will also be able to tell if someone is scamming you online or not.
1- The person pretends to be a family member
One of the most common tactics used by scammers is that they will pretend to be someone you know. They are either going to act like your long-lost cousin, your aunt, or your uncle, saying that he was robbed and now needs you to wire money. They are going to message you on your social and get money from you. However, once you send the money, the person is going to disappear.
2- Makes Generous Offers
At times you are going to get a message from someone who is going to make incredible offers. These offers might include a lucky draw that is going to make you win a tesla or an investment opportunity that is going to double your amount in just a few days. One thing you need to remember here is that all of this is completely fake. No one insane is going to make you an investment offer out of nowhere. These things just do not work this way. Once you fall for the trap, the person is never going to give your money back and will also block you from everywhere. Never trust these people.
3- Give Threats
At times, a scammer is going to contact you, pretending to be someone from the government or the bank. The person is going to ask you for your personal details such as bank account details, social security number, etc. If you refuse to give your information, the scammer will start threatening you, saying stuff like you will lose your money in your account, or you will be arrested if you do not cooperate. All of this is completely fake. No bank or government representative will ask you for your personal information, and they will certainly not threaten you at all. The scammer does this only to scare you, that is all. Most people get scared because of the threats and end up losing all their money.
4- Falls in Love With You Too Quickly
Just started chatting with someone on a dating app or your social media account? Sure, it is okay to find your partner this way. However, scammers out there exploit this method by creating fake profiles. Won’t it sound weird to you that the person you just started talking to online claims that they have fallen in love with you? Well, that is exactly what scammers do. A scammer will talk to you online, compliment you all time, and share hobbies as well. After a couple of days, the scammer is going to tell you that they have fallen in love with you. They are going to create a soft corner for themselves in your heart. After some time, the scammer is going to make up things to ask you for money. They will not even meet you and will ask you to wire money. This is one of the biggest red flags ever. If someone ever gets a bit too friendly with you online, the chances are that you are going to be scammed.
Wrapping it up!
Here are a couple of ways to tell if someone is scamming you online. If you need more information, you can reach out to The Claimers, a funds recovery company that has all the knowledge you need regarding such scams.