Common Sense in Preventing Being Cheated

Published on:2011-12-03

In case provocation and harassment occurs, you should learn to protect yourself and avoid confrontation. Remember, and avoid confrontation. Remember the most important thing is safety,the most important thing is safety, and to avoid fighting. In case of facing provocation by a minor, do not fight back. It is possible that the offender will blame you for the incident, or even let his/her accompanies provide a false evidence. Instead, you should immediately move to a place that has many people, to protect your own security and also to have witnesses. If the situation is serious, you should call 911 or go to the police station. If you cannot call police, you can ask for help from stores or people nearby. You must remember to ask the police to issue a report, which can be used as evidence in a court trial.

If you are the victim of robbery or a gang armed with guns or knives, if he demands money, give him money. Don't fight. Remember, avoiding personal injury is the primary consideration. Remain calm, remember the person's appearance, and call 911 immediately after the incident.

The following common sense will help to prevent you from becoming a victim:

  • When you are not at home, remember to keep the doors and windows locked.
  • When moving in a new apartment, changing the lock, because you do not know who might have the key.
  • Do not walk alone at night. When walking at night, walk in a bright and busy street, and avoid walking in any poorly lit and deserted area.
  • Do not ride in a stranger's car, especially you are a woman.

Here are some measures to prevent fraud:

  • If someone you have just met requests money, even for a charitable purpose, do not give any to him. Because if it is unsolicited, it is probably a scam.
  • If you have to pay money to get money, it is likely to be a hoax.
  • Do not believe any promise made by a person you do not know. When you receive an unsolicited proposal, be sure to get a second opinion from someone your trust.
  • Be careful of any unsolicited call you receive. Importantly, no matter how attractive it looks, tell them you are not interested, and hang up immediately.
  • If you are forced to make a decision immediately, it is often a good sign of a scam.
  • Do not provide any personal information to any unsolicited caller. Do not tell anyone your name, address, social security number, any bank account or credit card information.

After you sign a contract, if you change your mind, you have the right to cancel the contract within three days. But if you encounter a liar, you will have no chance to get your money back. If you find you have been cheated, you can report it to the National Fraud Information Center by calling1-800-876-7060 . They will send information to the Federal Trade Commission, State Consumer Protection Board. But the Federal Trade Commission and state attorney general will only take action when the fraudulent activity reaches a certain size.