Bulkowski's Fraud Warning Signs
As of 02/24/2017
20,822 11.44 0.1%
9,422 86.07 0.9%
699 10.33 1.5%
5,845 9.80 0.2%
2,367 3.53 0.1%
or 20,000 by 03/15/2017
or 9,700 by 03/01/2017
or 640 by 03/01/2017
or 5,650 by 03/01/2017
or 2,260 by 03/01/2017
I received a brochure from the US postal service that I thought I'd pass on. It contained good advice about detecting the signs of fraud and some tips. Here's the list,
courtesy of the USPS.
- Sounds too good to be true.
- Pressures you to act "right away!"
- Guarantees success.
- Promises unusually high returns.
- Requires an upfront investment, even for a "free" prize.
- Buyers want to overpay you for an item and have you send them the difference.
- Doesn't have the look of a real business.
- Something just doesn't feel right.
- Never click on a link inside an email to visit a web site. Instead, type the address into your browser.
- Verify an online company with the Better Business Bureau.
- Review statements, receipts and packing slips for accuracy.
- Shred confidential documents before trashing them.
- Your bank will never email or call you for your account number.
- Don't wire money to people you don't know.
- Be cautious of work-at-home job offers.
- There are no legitimate jobs that involve reshipping items or financial instruments from your home.
- Foreign lotteries are illegal in the U.S. You can't win no matter what they say.
- Check your monthly bank and credit card statements for charges you don't recognize.
-- Thomas Bulkowski