Common Locksmith Scams You Need To Look Out For

Most locksmiths are upstanding members of the community who will happily help you out of a bind. There are the minority who will attempt to take advantage of your desperation, though. These are the ones you need to watch out for. To properly equip you with the tools necessary to spot a scam, here are a few of the common tactics these dishonest cheats will use.

Not Including VAT in the Quote

You’ll receive a quote usually over the phone for your lock. The problem is that they’ll often forget to include VAT. VAT is set at 20 per cent, … Continue reading Common Locksmith Scams You Need To Look Out For

Avoid Investment Fraud, Because It’s Coming After You

If you have the kind of money that lets you seriously consider investments, you immediately become a target. Even if your potential investment capital is small, there are plenty of folks out there who’d like to take it from you, and there are a lot of ways it can happen.

If you’ve got what feels like it might be a deceptive offer, don’t ignore your instincts (unless you’re dying to see an investment fraud attorney). No matter what title the other party is using – investment broker, financial adviser, analyst, or any other legitimate title – they could be … Continue reading Avoid Investment Fraud, Because It’s Coming After You

Eight Signs Of A Multi Level Marketing Scam

If you know anything about multi level marketing, you’ll know that the industry hasn’t exactly been short of controversy in recent years.

While there’s no denying that there’s money to be made in MLM, there’s also no denying that if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s also a lot of money to be lost.

Should you find yourself on the lookout for an MLM opportunity, knowing how to tell the difference between an opportunity and a scam is therefore very much vital.

Here are eight signs that unfortunately, you’re dealing with the latter.

All Recruitment, No Sales

The … Continue reading Eight Signs Of A Multi Level Marketing Scam

Don’t Fall Prey To Property Rental Scammers – Here’s How To Stay Smart

For many people, renting a house is a great way to live. There are no large deposits to pay, no hassle of buying and selling, and minimal commitment. If you move around a lot it is the only option. However, there are a few bad property rental agents out there who spoil it for the good ones, and sadly it is easy to get scammed by them as they always have new tricks up their sleeves.

If you are interested in renting a property then it’s vital that you pick an estate agent that you know and trust. The large … Continue reading Don’t Fall Prey To Property Rental Scammers – Here’s How To Stay Smart

Don’t Let This Scam Keep You From Helping Others

Aristotle was one. So was Cyrus the Great Saint Nicholas Alexander Hamilton, Herbert Hoover and J.R.R. Tolkien. Even Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Steve Jobs were members of this special group of individuals: they were all orphans. Orphans have often appeared in literature. Tom Sawyer lived with Aunt Polly, Batman and Robin became crime-fighters as a way of avenging the death of their parents, Harry Potter is an orphan, and so is Tarzan. My own first meeting with an orphan was by way of the character Pip in Great Expectations.

When my daughter and her school buddies decided to find … Continue reading Don’t Let This Scam Keep You From Helping Others

What We Can Learn From One Of The Most Accomplished Counterfeiters?

Albert Talton is undoubtedly one of the most successful counterfeiters in the US history. He printed and passed over seven million dollars in counterfeit currency, all of it made with standard PC printers.

The DIY Guy

What is, perhaps, the most interesting thing about his career is that he started with no experience as a counterfeiter. He developed his own method of counterfeiting with no help or instruction from anyone else. We can learn a lot from this kind of do-it-yourself attitude.

When was the last time that you undertook something on your own? If you’re like most of us, … Continue reading What We Can Learn From One Of The Most Accomplished Counterfeiters?

What You Should Know Before Hiring an Office Cleaning Company?

It’s getting harder to find a good commercial cleaning service. Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of businesses around, but most of these so called “businesses” will often do the minimum of what they promised. The sub par performance can often leave a person feeling cheated and infuriated.

Luckily, with some basic tips, we can easily identify the good companies from the bad. When you make an initial inquiry, some warning signs would scream out at you and leave you feeling uneasy. One of the commonly missed flags is a low advertised flat rate. Sure, we may think that … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Hiring an Office Cleaning Company?