Today, millions of people around the world use the Internet on a daily basis. This is due to a wide variety of useful information available in many websites and the convenience it offers to web users. However, it has also resulted in many Internet users being victimized by a large number of scams. These scams have enormously emerged and have already claimed numerous victims since centuries prior.
Scammers use different schemes and strategies in order to do their criminal acts. Here are some of the many types of scams in the world:
- Political Scams
- Multi-Level marketing scams,
- Internet scams,
- Religious scams,
- Work-at-home scams,
- Business scams,
- Investment scams,
- Science scams
- Corporate scams,
- Mail Order scams,
- Insurance scams.
The objective of these scams is to steal money and property from unsuspecting victims. These acts are typically performed by a dishonest individual, group, or organization in an attempt to obtain money or something else of value. Every year, millions of dollars are lost due to these crimes, yet many scams are rarely reported. When it comes to reporting scams, many of us either don’t know who to contact, or decide that reporting the scam isn’t worth their time. The number of victims and their losses are likely much higher than the reported numbers, because several cases go unreported every year. People either don’t want to admit that it happened to them or have no idea who to report it to.
Many newer scams utilize the latest in technological advancements to make it even easier to take money from their victims. Scam artists know how to use emotions to their advantage and attempt to appeal to our desires for quick-and-easy solutions to life’s problems. Almost everything we do can be adapted to a scam. Fertile ground for scammers includes phony lotteries, charities, telephone services, healthcare (particularly weight-loss programs), travel services, government programs, scholarships, employment opportunities, dating services, and of course investments.
The Internet may be a vast network of international users, but the word scam travels quickly and people listen. If you think the telephone was a good communication tool, well, the Internet is just as good – and sometimes faster if you know where to go.
If you have been scammed and wish to prevent the scammers from getting richer and any new victims from getting poorer, then report the scam to www.scam.com – a site where you can report or look up the many different types of scams in the world.
As of May, 22th, 2018, Scam.com boasts over 53,000 threads, 735,000 posts, and 313,000 members, making it a hotbed for scam-reporting and business reviews.
Remember that anyone can fall prey to the many scams that pervade our everyday life. Neglecting to report a scam will make you and others more likely to fall for it again.
Visit www.scam.com to learn and discuss about the common types of scams to look out for.