Each year many people fall victim to fraudsters, intent on stealing their personal and financial information and conning them out of their cash. The fraudsters sound convincing, professional and may claim to represent a business you know, such as your bank. They may pressurise you to act quickly, either because they want to trick you into believing you will miss a golden opportunity to make money or that you will suffer some sort of loss if you fail to act. It only takes a single response to be inundated with many different scams as the scammers sell on your details.
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