Cyber crime is an increasing problem not only in the U.S., but worldwide. If you exercise caution and educate yourself about protecting your personal and credit information, you can increase your chances of not becoming a victim of a scam or scheme. Phishing scams by email are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and are made to look like they are coming from an authentic source (the university, your financial institution, a personal contact). And while more often than not, private sales of goods through email lists are legitimate, there is a potential for scamming you out of your money – never give or send cash/check without seeing and receiving the goods in question.
You should keep in mind these American expressions, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” and “There is no such thing as getting rich quick”.
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