With more and more online scams surfacing every day, I present a list of the most common Brunie Email List ones to help you spot them and avoid the fraudsters.
Today it seems impossible to receive our emails without some swindler trying to con us with some “clever” scam. And the worrying part of it all is that the fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated with their attempts. Phishing has been going on since as early 1990 but to many people it’s still a relatively new term given to the impersonation of a real-life website with a fake copy. The scam usually involves you having to enter your personal security information into the fake website. The fake websites can be really convincing and once your personal data has been captured, the swindlers then use it to access the actual website and take your money.
Below are 6 of the most common scams that you should be aware of:
1. Share tips – buy before the price soars
Like most things in life there is no such thing as get rich quick and if you receive an email suggesting you buy “XYZ Company Ltd” quick before the price surges; don’t! Any investment advice should always be provided by a company or individual who is authorized to act as a financial advisor by the FSA (the Financial Services Association). The email will normally contain information about a real stock that is traded on either the London Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Exchange in America. The person who originated the email will have bought the shares and the idea behind these emails is to get as many unsuspecting people to invest in the shares so the share price rises enough for the swindler to sell their stock at a profit. The “exciting” news that is reported in the email is usually BBBORG spurious and aimed at sensationalizing and exciting the recipient into taking immediate action. For the poor suckers who do invest in the share mentioned in the email, whilst they might see an initial upturn in the price, it will never be enough to guarantee them a profit and they will end up being left holding the proverbial “baby”.