(Last Updated On: April 26, 2021)

Scam FAQ: How To Spot A Scam

How Can I Tell If Something Might Be A Scam?

It’S Probably A Scam If Someone:

  • Makes an offer that sounds too good to be true;
  • Promises that you can win money, make money, or borrow money easily;
  • Asks for money to enter a contest, win a sweepstake or lottery, or claim a prize;
  • Refuses to send you written information before you agree to buy or donate;
  • Refuses to give you a physical address;
  • Refuses to give you the details of the offer before you make any payment;
  • Requests your bank account or credit card number when you are not making a purchase with that account;
  • Uses scare tactics or pressure to act immediately;
  • Insists that you wire money or have a courier pick up your payment;
  • Refuses to stop calling after you’ve asked not to be called again;
  • Contacts you to ask for personal information the company already has.
  • Gives you a check or money order and asks you to send some of the money somewhere.