Even Though the PERSONAL COMPUTER has changed the Lives of Millions, and gives instant access to Valuable and Important Information, Many People still fall for the same Types of Scams and Bogus Sales Pitches that Have Existed for Centuries.
While Technology has Advanced and Changed, Creating New Categories of Products Designed to make Life Easier, Safer, and More Productive for Humanity in General, the Criminal Element Has also Adapted to the expanded Market Place.
The Expansion of the Internet, with its TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WEBSITES, allows the Dishonest and Unscrupulous Many More Outlets for Scheming and Creating New Ways to Separate the Unsuspecting,Trusting,and Gullible from Their Money.
However, there are Certain Safeguards and Precautions you can Take That May Help in Avoiding Internet Predators Hoping to Latch on to your Wallet.
#1- IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT A COMPANY OR PRODUCT, ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION THAT CAN BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED- ANY REPUTABLE COMPANY SHOULD BE READY AND WILLING TO PROVIDE SUCH MATERIAL. ANY HESITATION OR RELUCTANCE TO DO THIS IS A HUGE RED FLAG.
THIS LEADS US DIRECTLY TO #2.
#2- IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT, DO NOT TAKE ANYONE AT THEIR WORD, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE. (THIS INCLUDES YOURS TRULY).
IF ANY CLAIM CANNOT BE BACKED UP WITH SOUND EVIDENCE OR RESEARCH, THEN YOU SHOULD STEER CLEAR.
IT IS YOUR MONEY, ASSETS, OR EVEN GOOD HEALTH THAT IS ON THE LINE. IF THIS INSULTS SOMEONES VANITY, TOUGH LUCK FOR THEM. IT IS YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY THAT WILL SUFFER THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES.
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