BLUFThis article highlights the importance of financial awareness—including scam awareness—and shares insights on building and maintaining healthy financial habits.
This article by Cristina Miranda from the US Federal Trade Commission makes the following points:
- Scammers have lots of stories about why you need to pay them. They often pretend they’re from the government, a business, a utility, or even a charity.
- Scammers may even claim they are calling about a family emergency.
- Scammers will usually pressure you to act immediately, no matter what they say.
- To identify a scammer, take note of how you are asked to pay for your purchase. See the full article (link below) for typical statements scammers make when asking you to pay.
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References from the Web:
- JUN 2021 Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams—ACCC
- SEP 2021 Phone scams are 'exploding' and costing vulnerable Australians millions, new data shows—ABC
- MAR 2022 Australians lost more than $38 million in scams last month—SMH
- APR 2022 News and Alerts—ScamWatch
- Article Source: US Federal Trade Commission
- Media Check: Federal Trade Commission - About us (No Media Bias Fact Check)
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