How to tell if someone is a scammer: What to do if you’ve been scammed

By Jared Booth Jared Booth is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico.

Read moreFrom a psychology perspective, you can identify the scammer by how the scam is presented, how the scammers are motivated, and how the person responds.

For example, if a person’s motivation is to get attention or make a buck, they are likely a scam artist.

In the same way, if the person’s motives are to scam, be careful about your expectations and expectations are likely to be overstated.

I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when they think about scammers is assuming that they are not going to do anything.

If you are not confident about the scamster’s motives and intentions, you will probably end up getting scammed.

If the scammed person is willing to give you money, they may be willing to take action.

The goal of this article is to offer some suggestions for identifying scam artists and scammers.1.

The scammers want your moneyIf you’re scammed, the scams will tell you that they have something they want you to do for them. 


They are willing to pay you if you promise to give them your moneyThe scammers may say that they will pay you for what you do, but that you must promise to deliver it. 3.

They claim to be legitimate and have no connection to the scamThe scams may say they have some legitimate business or legal entity, but their claims are more likely to ring true because they will be able to give a legitimate business name and address. 


They say they will use a secure email address or other means to contact youWhen they say they are using a secure e-mail address, you may be suspicious.

If they do not respond to your e-mails or do not reply to their messages, they have not been scammers and are likely not scamming you.5.

They will send you an e-cardIf you receive an e: card, that is a sign that the scammer has contacted you.

A card with a personal information or other personal information will make you suspicious, and it could be the scum of the internet.6.

They offer to pay with a credit cardThe scam artists may also offer to buy you something for your trouble.

They may also be offering to buy something from you, or if you have a prepaid credit card, they will give you the prepaid card in return for the transaction. 


They have a website or social media accountYou may have heard of the website that someone posted, or the person on social media that has posts on your Facebook page.

These types of websites have been used in scams. 


They send you a letter to your home address or address of businessWhen scammers send a letter asking you to come to their home, it is likely that the letter is a phishing e-tour and you have not heard of this scam.

If a scammers website is phishing, it could also be an attempt to trick you into clicking on the scam link.


They ask you to send money to their businessWhen a scam artist asks you to provide money to the scummy business, you should be suspicious of that request.

If it’s legitimate, you would expect the scammy business to pay back the money you gave them, but this could be a scam.10.

They promise to refund your money after they receive itIf the scammart promise to send you money after the scumbag has paid, this is a warning sign that you are likely getting scouted.

If, however, the scam artist asks for money that you didn’t give them, you are most likely getting tricked into giving money that they did not give you. 

The best way to identify scammers in a situation like this is to follow these tips.

If you believe that you’ve had your money stolen, call your bank, credit card company, or other financial institution and speak to them about the situation.

Ask for their contact information.

If possible, speak with the person responsible for your account.

If that person does not have the contact information, contact the police.

If this does not work, call the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.