Lately I’ve been doing some research on the internet and have come across several internet scams that have been going on for some time now. These scams have been ripping people off and taking advantage of those that are the most valunarable. In this article I will cover three of these scams.
Debt Relief Scams
The first scam to watch out for is the debt releif scams. The truth is thier are legit debt relief companies out there and their are some downplayed on the internet as scams which are not such as the Debtmerica Relief Scam. Then their are some debt relief websites that portray debt relief companies on the internet but are not.
Instead what some of them will do is get you to sign up for their program and once you’ve paid their up front fees they vanish. This type of scam is what is plaguing the industry and ripping people. However if you’re still interested in working with a debt negotiation company check out my previous article on how to spot legit debt relief companies.
The next scam you have to watch out for on the internet is the timeshare scams. If you own a timeshare and you’ve been looking to sell it you may have come across several timeshare resale companies who are offering to list your timeshare on their website, for a fee of course.
The problem is once you’ve paid the fee, usually $500 to $600, they will collect the payments and disappear never to be seen or heard from again. If you would like to learn more about this scam read my previous article on timeshare resale companies.
The final scam is for those who use PayPal. This scam is by far one of the hardest to spot. In fact to prove my point I almost fell for this one myself when I recieve in email a few years back from what I thought was PayPal who wanted me to varify my account info.
These scammers went as far as to set up a fake PayPal website that looked identical to the real PayPal site. However before I did this I contacted PayPal about the situation and they explained to me that it was a scam and that I should discard the message.
To learn more about this scam read my previous article on 5 red flags you should look for on PayPal scams.
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