A lot of people think they can spot fraudsters, and they’re right.
Here are six ways to spot fraud.
Read moreA lot of fraudsters will tell you they have a story that sounds believable, but the real story is a lie.
The fraudster has a fake profile picture and a fake name.
They also may have a different job title, or different email addresses.
They may also use a different email address for each business they’re talking to.
But what they don’t tell you is that they’re scamming you.
It’s a sign of an untrustworthy person that they might not tell you the full story of their scam, according to a report from the Better Business Bureau.
In fact, the BBA found that more than half of the people they surveyed thought they were not likely to be scammed, but instead had been duped by fraudsters.
Scammers are often looking to make money.
In the past, fraudsters would pretend to be an agency or business that would give them advice and information.
However, they often do it to make a quick buck, said Scott Whelan, director of business services at the BPA.
“If you’re an agency, it can look pretty convincing, but if you’re a business, it’s pretty easy to figure out what they’re actually trying to do,” he said.
The best way to tell if a scammer is a scam is to call them and tell them they have an account and that you are a victim of fraud.
Scammers often do this, but you can also try to take a screenshot of the screen, Whelans said.
You can also look up the scammer’s email address or phone number.
In the end, Whelpan said, “you’ve got to have a really strong feeling that this is not something you’re going to get through email.”
A lot can go wrong in a scam.
If you think your fraud may have been detected, call the fraud protection hotline at 1-800-829-4444 or visit the BetterBusinessBureau.org to report a scam or to see if your business is included in a recent report.
You can also learn more about scammers on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.