Did you know…?
… That if you receive an email saying you won an all expenses paid trip to Disneyland, in a giveaway that you didn’t enter, it’s probably a scam?
… That if you receive an email or text saying that Mrs Alexander Smith is dying and wants to leave you all of her 6.5 million dollars to be used for charity works, although you can have 20 percent because you’re such a kind generous soul… it’s probably a scam?
For whatever reason, I seem to get more scam emails and calls during the summer. Maybe because that’s when people are most likely to fall for them? A trip to Disneyland sounds great, doesn’t it? Especially all expenses paid? Summer vacation is all planned, just like that. And you don’t have to worry about anything.
I keep careful tabs on what giveaways I enter, and make sure they’re from valid, trusted sources. I keep track of how many are currently running, so if I get a Facebook message from XYZ, I can check and see if it’s legitimate.
The best ones are the ones when they say the car insurance on my (nonexistent) car is going to run out and I need to renew the policy. I’ve never quite worked up the nerve to ask if I’ll get the car along with the policy if I renew. Or when they say something regarding my children (that I don’t have.)
If you feel like it’s a scam… It probably is.
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