Slam scams! Press delete, throw it out, shut the door or just hang up was the 2012 theme and highlights the many ways scams are delivered. A phone call, SMS, mobile app, letter, email, fax, or blog – scammers will use any of these means to target victims.
You can protect yourself from scams by following these tips:
Ignore suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS – press ‘delete’, throw them out, shut the door or just hang up.
Scammers use sophisticated tricks to fool you such as fake websites, glossy brochures, technical jargon or posing as someone that you know and trust – don’t fall for them!
Scammers will play on your hopes and dreams to get what they want. Romance scams hurt emotionally as well as financially – protect yourself.
Your personal details are private and invaluable – keep them that way and away from scammers.