Tuesday, February 27

Bomoh – Cons Artist

“KUALA TERENGGANU: Police were investigating a bomoh, who is also a civil servant, after a clerk reported that he had tricked and molested her - TheStar

Sometimes it seems like the world is full of people constantly trying to get their hands on your money (or on above case, her body). But there are a few things to remember that will help make you resistant to most cons:

  • You never get something for nothing.

There's an old saying: "You can't cheat an honest man." Most cons rely on the victim's own greed. Con artists know that people often throw caution to the wind when they start seeing dollar signs. Deals that sound too good to be true usually are.

  • Guard your personal information.

Especially guard your Identity card number, credit card numbers and bank account numbers. We have to use these numbers in many of our daily transactions, but if you are asked for any of this information, be absolutely sure that the person doing the asking is someone you can trust or works for a reputable company.

  • Don't accept solicitations.

Whether you get a cold call for an investment opportunity or someone comes to your door offering to do home repairs, hang up the phone and close the door. While there may be legitimate businesses that go door-to-door or make cold calls to find customers, they are few and far between.

  • Watch for signs.

Con artists often give themselves away if you ask enough questions. Ask for some kind of written documentation of their offer. Check for a real address, not a P.O. Box. Ask to see a driver's license, and write down the information on it. Write down license plate numbers, and make sure the con artist sees you doing it. If it's a legitimate offer, he won't mind. Tell him you need to think the deal over for at least a few days before making a decision. A con artist will often pressure you to make a decision on the spot -- often using hard sell tactics, such as saying that the deal won't last. They may get nervous when you ask for something in writing, and will usually refuse to provide it. When someone wants your money, if the offer is legitimate, it will still be around next week.

- di olah from HowStuffWorks

Please read the entire article to make ourselves familiar with all kind of cons artist.

1 comment:

myworld said...

Aku pun selalu didatangi oleh orang-orang camni, especially gores dan menang. Terutama hujung minggu waktu aku nak releks. Sungguh anoyinglah. Just say no to them. Walaupun mereka kata mereka bukan seperti yg dilaporkan dlm akhbar tu, still aku tak caya.

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