This article is to help you prevent yourself from experiencing one of the most horrible feelings in the world, getting scammed. As someone who has been a victim of multiple scams, I am here to tell you what you can do to take preventable measures and avoid getting scammed at all costs.
As people are becoming more desperate for money and attention, scammers will do whatever it takes to take advantage of innocent and naive people, even if it means bleeding out their bank accounts and destroying their lives over money. The best way to avoid scams is to take preventable measures and build your self-awareness up.
1.“THINK BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING”
This is advice my family has told me ever since I was a little girl. Think before you act out and question everything. Scammers are looking for targets that are naive, young or old, easily gullible, and anyone who is an easy sale target. Avoid being impulsive and making a decision based on fear or desperation. Most people are so desperate for money, jobs, and attention that they will do anything to get it. Do you have a fear of running out of money that you cannot afford to pay the bills? Are you scared to be lonely in life that you’ll do anything to get a girlfriend/boyfriend? Are you one huge emotional wreck that you will do anything to avoid the pain and take the easy way out? That’s where scammers will get you because they know people are desperate for these things, so they will lie and outsmart you by convincing you that you can have all those things fast and quick if you give them what they ask of you. You want to make decisions based on feeling confident, secure, and trust. Question your feelings and become aware of yourself when you’re acting out of desperation or fear. Your intuition will always lead you in the right direction.
2. Spend 24–48 Hours To Make Any Critical Life Decision.
Whether that’s investing in a house, purchasing a car, accepting a new job, spending money on a sugar baby who might be catfishing you, or anything that involves you expending your time, energy, and money, please allow…