- If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
- Never send money to businesses or people you do not know, especially if they are not local.
- Scammers typically promise money, but only after they receive some from you. Your money is stolen and you never receive the product/money you were promised.
- You should never share personal information with people/businesses that you are not absolutely sure are trustworthy. This includes credit/debit card information, bank account information, birth date, social security number, etc. Identity theft is real! It can ruin your life.
This all seems so simple, but when you or someone you know is desperate, it's easy for them to be blinded by the hope that these people falsely present! Be aware. Be safe!