Are you motivated by love … or money? Most fraud scams are designed to appeal to victims emotionally or financially, in hopes of ensnaring the sympathetic giver, the bargain shopper, the hopeful entrepreneur, or the relationship seeker. Fraudsters use the Internet, mail, telephone, and classified services as hunting grounds for their prey, offering anything from work-from-home job opportunities to soul mates.
Scammers are constantly devising new methods to find victims, so remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Understanding how common scams work can help you avoid becoming a victim.