Whether it's a knock on the door or an email in your in-box, when a stranger wants to offer you something that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, when you hear from a friend or family member in trouble and in desperate need of money, it may be too bad to be true.
These are two of the most common tactics use to scam people. Now you can fight back with BBB Scam Source:
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