How to spot a scammer
A scammer is a person who uses deception or a cover story to trick a customer into giving money or goods to them.
Scammers also use fraudulently generated email addresses and web addresses to trick victims into believing that they are getting the real thing.
A scam may also take the form of a simple fraud of some kind, such as the payment of a phone bill, a car payment or a gift card.
However, fraudsters are also looking to hide their identity.
If they can’t get your money, they will send you a false message or they will say something that they hope you don’t hear.
You can get a sense of the scale of the scam by comparing the amount of money being made by the scammer to the value of your items or services.
Scam scams usually involve email messages, online payments or online banking scams.
Here are some things to watch out for when it comes to identifying a scam.