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Ian Leaf People Caught Out By Scams

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Admit it, you’ve had a run it with some suspicious behavior before. According to Ian Leaf, at least 7 in 10 consumers have gotten caught up with what could be a “potentially fraudulent offer,” and some of those people, about 12%, actually fell for the evil scheme.

The other 88% says they have never reported the fraud activity most likely because they didn’t know who to report to or they were shy.

The type of prey fraudsters like are those who are elderly. The old and wise are 30% more likely to have fallen for a scam within the past 5 years and lost money than most people ranging from ages 25-40s.

Statistics show that while women are the main targets for schemes, men were targeted more so than women were depending on level of education and level of income.

Of course, we all know what the oldest trick in the book is. That’s right, the lottery trick. At some point, you or someone you know has gotten a random call saying that they are the winner of a random drawing or have won the lottery. It’s a trick that has been used for years.

Ian Leaf Fraudster Scams Are Getting Smarter

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Scams have been around since the fall of the world and these days they are getting more and more clever. With technology growing and new ideas creating new business and new ways to do business, scams continue to grow and change as well on and offline.

As you can imagine, this means making sure your personal information is secure should be at the top of your list of things already done. But what steps could the average everyday man or woman take with no knowledge of how technology works? One way is to cover your tracks. In other words, don’t let yourself get caught and become the victim.

Be on the lookout for suspicious activity, such as e-mails you are unsure of and phone calls that ask for information. It would always help to know the basics. For example, banks will never ask for your account information by phone or e-mail.

Absolutely do not even give your personal information over the phone, such as account details or credit card information.

From what Ian Leaf has to say, when receiving mail, tear up what you do not need. Soak it and rip it, burn it, shred it, it doesn’t matter how you dispose of mail, but simply throwing it away with your name and address still readable could place you at risk for identity theft by a fraudster.

Ian Andrews Leaf Mailman Scam Exposed

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If you don’t know by now, you probably should; you and your personal information are under attack every day by the number of online scams and fraud through phone calls is going up even still today, according to scam busting expert, Ian Andrews Leaf.

Phishing is kind of an old technique cons have been using since at least the 1980’s and now there are new types of phishing techniques that use audible calls and text messages.

People get smarter and scams continue to change and grow. The “courier scam”, for example, has begun to spread like fire and is catching the unsuspecting people off guard and ready to fall into it’s trap! The scam is really simple and pretty stupid, but it’s so simple that it has been working. The mailman scam requires you to give your bank cards and personal identification numbers (PINs) to a messenger. Yes, people really do fall for this.

How does this get underway? It all begins with a simple fake phone call from a person who says to be working with your bank or the local police office. They will outright lie to you and say that your bank card is in dire need to be replaced ASAP and a courier will be sent to collect it from you. That doesn’t sound very convincing, does it? Oh, it gets better. The person on the other end will reassure you this is serious and a real matter by suggesting that you hang up and call your bank or the police straight away.

The fraudster will stay on the line and pretend to be either someone from your bank or a police officer. You’ll be talking to the con regardless.