Message Board Scammers

The holidays are approaching and with them comes the annual increase in scammers and con artists.

One place to be especially wary is on Internet message forums. If you spend a lot of time on forums, particularly ones where people share intimate details of their their lives and issues, it’s easy sometimes to be fooled into thinking that you genuinely know these people. Thus, when they ask for help it can seem natural to give whatever aid you can, be it money, gift cards, or presents for their children. No matter how well you think you know these people, though, don’t give in to your impulse to help.

Message boards are full of scammers. And you can’t tell who is a scammer jus


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