One of the most common scams used on elderly residents is that of home improvements. Scam artists see older individuals as an easy target for home improvement scams, and they often use a combination of high pressure and sneaky sales tactics to win residents over. Common promises include tree lopping, gutter cleaning and driveway repairs – with the claim that if the repairs aren’t carried out, the resident’s home could be at risk.
Although a driveway, roof, or gutters may be in need of improvements the con artist is only there to earn cash, not to offer a valuable service. If you want to avoid home improvement scams consider the following three tips to recognize these schemes and avoid them.
Since the advent of the internet, con artists have been scamming honest and hard-working individuals. The enticement of wealth for only a little bit of work is enough to get anyone interested. But well-informed individuals are less likely to fall for these schemes.
One of the types of scams around on the internet is the pyramid scheme. Let’s discuss what a pyramid scheme is, how to spot one, and the difference between scams and legitimate multilevel marketing.
Just like every country, Australia requires private investigation agents to obey the law. In fictional movies and books, private eyes often ‘bend’ the law to get the information or evidence they are looking for. In real life, this could result in the arrest of an investigator and / or the elimination of any evidence he gathered while breaking the law. For this reason, investigators are careful to follow the law and avoid putting themselves or evidence at risk.