The Burden of an Internet Scam (or a Scam in General)

I saw an internet exchange between a legal expert and a person the other day and it raised an interesting point.

The consumer in that exchange was made because the lawyer told him that there was no way, other than a bankruptcy, to not pay the debt he had accumulated because of a scam. The person became angry about why he had to pay a debt when he had been taken advantage of and was quite angry with the legal expert.

Folks, simply put, you can't shift the burden of falling for a scam from you to the person who loaned you the money that you have someone else. You're the one who fell for it, not them and you are simply trying to do to them what was done to you!

I realize there are a lot of scams out there, we even discussed some in a post here and another one here a few months ago and which we recently updated, but not only did the internet make it easier to scam people it also made it easier to find out if what you are facing is a scam.

Most people are taken in on these scams because they are either greedy or they were on the internet on website they shouldn't be on. Those websites are the ones that download the viruses onto your computer like the ones discussed in the post.

Also, be sure your computer is protected by a security software program. I use Microsoft Security Essentials, along with others, and it does a good job of letting you know if a website is known for illegal behavior, as does Google Chrome browser.

Finally, if someone is wanting you to pay for something or send money via Western Union, Green Dot credit cad, or MoneyPak, then it is almost a sure sign it is a scam.

In short, be smart and if you do make a mistake, don't get mad because you can't shift the burden to someone else. And don't get mad at your lawyer, or any legal expert, for telling you the truth whether you want to hear it or not.

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