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We share our personal and financial information online so frequently that we might not always catch the tricks scammers are trying to pull. As technology gets more advanced, so do the techniques criminals use to defraud people online. GOBankingRates spoke with financial experts and influencers to provide the signs you can look for to avoid being taken advantage of by an online scam.
If It Feels Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Say you’re looking for a car and you find the car you want to buy for half the price you’ve seen on other sites. If you can’t find a price like this anywhere else, it’s probably a scam. The scammer is hoping you’ll pounce on this unbelievable deal and give over all your information as soon as possible before they suddenly disappear. This sort of immediate need for your name, credit card number and other personal details is especially suspicious.
Stacey Kelly, the owner and CEO of Simully said if someone is rushing you to give them more private information, it’s a bad sign. “If someone is calling or emailing you repeatedly over some…