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Scams come in all shapes and sizes. It could be a hidden subscription fee, an overpriced hotel, various online scams … the list is endless. We can not write about every scam, but we can give you a basic rule of thumb to avoid scams.
Chances are high that you have heard of this rule already a couple times in your life – and for a reason. It works.
Something is too good to be true – if it is exactly that.
Some classic examples:
Phishing scammers do not only come through your email. Some try to call you, pretending to be working for your bank and asking you for your bank information in a convincing manner.
Whenever you are asked to exchange personal information you should be alerted.
If the person who wants your information is putting pressure on you, you can almost be sure that something is wrong.
How and where you can report scams depends on your location. To find out you can simply enter “report scam + [your location]” into Google.