Help, I’ve been Internet Scammed


Everything is done on-line now, but it doesn’t mean that every site or every person out there is trustworthy. Before you send any of your personal information, or money, be sure you know who you are dealing with on the other side. Take a few minutes to do the following and it can save you lots of heartache down the road.

1. Google the name/company of the person you are dealing with – Do an Internet search with their name or company name and write the word Scam in to see if anything comes up.  Google any phone numbers, adresses, see if it all makes sense.

2 If a person is reputable, you should be able to find a complete business profile on LinkedIN or even Facebook. Don’t be afraid to ask for details about someone you are communicating with over the Internet / Web Cam.

3. If it has anything to do with Nigeria – Run, Fast!

4. NEVER transfer any funds through Western Union or such companies, any money you have sent can never be recovered.

5. Make sure you are dealing with a reputable executive recruiter / agency before sending your resume or any other personal details.

If you find yourself a victim of an Internet scam, cease all communication with the scammer and contact local police.

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Posted on January 30, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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