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Several Red Flags For Spotting A Phony Or Scam

 
 
xikom03@yahoo.com.tw
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      12-31-2007
The world is full of phonies and scammers these days. They use various
mediums such as phone solicitation, spam email, magazine and
newspapers ads, TV infomercials, and plain old snail mail. They are
constantly searching for their next victim. Like P.T. Barnum once
said, "there's a sucker born every minute", so there's a plenteous
pool.

To all of those potential victims, I offer some tips for spotting
phonies and scams. There are several red flags you need to watch out
for. Any of the following is almost always a dead giveaway that you
have encountered a potential phony or scammer:

1) Someone claims to possess "secret" information. In today's world
there are very few true secrets left. The news media is all over just
about everything that goes on. Any information that someone tries to
keep secret quickly gets exposed and reported to the world. Also, ask
yourself, "why isn't the mainstream media interested in that
'secret'?"

2) A person repeatedly states that his/her extraordinary claims are
"absolutely true", "not a joke", "completely accurate", or something
else along those lines. If their claims are genuine, then those claims
should stand on their own merit. Constant repetition of statements
meant to reinforce the validity of their claims would not be
necessary.

3) Someone's claim is not realistic and doesn't make sense. Remember
what they say about things being too good to be true? Someone once
showed me an ad in which a "home developer" was looking for people to
build homes for and only

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