How to protect yourself from scams

Fancy a job where you bombard thousands of people in a matter of seconds, and if just one of them bites you net £2,000 or £3,000 pounds a day? That’s half a million quid a year. Tax-free.

Sounds too good to be true? Most scams are, yet reports in newspapers of people falling for them proliferate. And the rewards for stealing other people’s life savings run into millions, perhaps billions. We don’t know the true scale of fraud because many victims keep quiet out of embarrassment, wondering why they fell for a persuasive patter.

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