Apparently most Americans are trusting in nature when it comes to what they’ve read on the Internet. So much so that 58% of them probably thought that “online threats” doesn’t exist and only occur in Die Hard 4.0.
I find it suprising that a number of people fell for online scams for bizarre reasons like; “Well, they had a nice logo“.
Mind you, I’m not unsympathetic to the victims. I was a scam victim as well, but of the offline type.
But fortunately for me, I manage to recover my money. Additionally, I shared my experience and many have either avoided gotten scammed or managed to recover their money as well as a result of this.
I think this simple formula could reduce the chances of you getting scammed: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!