Marc Greto on LinkedIn: Scams and Safety | Federal Bureau of Investigation (2024)

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There are more and more sophisticated scams happening these days which will only increase as the economy tips into recession. It’s no longer just fake IRS phone calls or the foreign prince that needs you to wire $10,000 to get out of captivity in return for $1,000,000Here are a few quick tips but please click the link to read the FBI guide to protect yourself from scams. It’s time very well spent!Tip 1: Never trust someone with an investment that you only know from the internet. People, especially younger people, have more friends they met through online social platforms whom they never met in person. Even if you’ve known someone for a while, they could be playing a long-game scam on you, so be wary.Tip 2: Madoff Effect: if it’s too good to be true, it likely is.Bernie Madoff infamously scammed billions of dollars by producing legitimate-looking statements showing consistent returns in the 20%+. It is extremely unlikely to produce consistent returned like this across a broad portfolio so don’t fall for itTIP 3: Cross reference everything you learn on the internet with 2-3 independent, reliable resources. This does NOT include chat boards on legit websites, as that content is user driven.This is really a tip for researching anything on the internet, a product you want to purchase, a piece of “news” you want to validate, or a potential investment you want to makeDon’t be lured by the false dreams sold on the internet and elsewhere. Be diligent and protect your hard earned money and time#protectyourfamily #investment #money #cryptoscams #scamawareness

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