These days, you can't be too careful. Protect yourself from scammers and fraudsters by educating yourself about the games they play. Learn to recognize the signs of a scam and don't let it happen to you.
Scams take many forms and the resources below outline some of the most common tactics and scenarios used. Despite the different approaches these criminals take, they share many general characteristics. This helpful resource from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) outlines 10 steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of fraud: 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud.
Keep reading below for more specific setups and how to avoid being taken advantage of. The more you know, the better protected you are.