It’s a red flag if someone you’ve met online asks for money. When that happens, it’s best to end the relationship and break contact.
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You shouldn't send money to someone you've never met. A request for money is often a sign of a scam.
If you're promised a high return on a risk-free, no-fee investment, it's probably a scam.
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Fraudsters use promises of high returns with zero risk to push you to invest. If you see an opportunity that's too good to be true, research it first.
Hi. Do you want to make $5,000 monthly working from home? No experience needed. We do require a $200 training deposit before we can begin. Send us your credit card details and we'll send you a job offer letter.
Job scams generally make big promises for little work. Also, a real employer will never ask you to make a payment as part of an application.
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Job scams make big promises for little work. If you're asked for personal information or given vague details, it's best to ignore the email.
If you receive calls or messages from a number or caller you don't recognize saying they're someone you know and asking for money to be sent, stop communicating and contact the person directly.
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One of the warning signs of a scam is when you're asked to keep a secret when a call or message is unexpected.
If you receive a cheque or money order for the wrong amount, the best action is to send it back right away and ask for the correct amount.
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If you received a cheque or money order for the wrong amount, you should always ask the buyer to provide a new cheque with the correct amount.