Eldery are vulnerable to home improvement scams

The elderly are vulnerable to home improvement scams.

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.

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A Nigerian prince wants to give you money? It’s a scam

Avoid getting scammed by a Nigerian or 419 scam.

Do you have an email address? If so, then you have likely heard of the Nigerian prince scam circulating throughout the internet. Clever con artists use cookies and other tracking methods to gain access to your email and send you fraudulent claims requesting money. If you don’t want to be scammed, learn how the scam works and how a private eye can help you avoid getting involved with such a scam.

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Spot and avoid pyramid schemes – don’t get scammed!

Don't get scammed by a pyramid scheme.

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.

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Using a professional private eye can save you legal trouble

Save yourself trouble, hire a professional investigator.

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.

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