In one of our last texts, we talked about the most common forms or ways in Texas to practice scams.
During the last years, after the pandemic due to COVID-19, the number of frauds, especially by telephone or digital, have become a common way to extort or deceive naive people who request help, product, good, or service.
Let us remember that Dallas News, the Texas web portal, mentions that this is the second state that suffers the greatest crimes of this nature annually.
What other forms of Fraud exist in Texas?
-Signature of Checks: That is, it is done with the intention of not receiving the promised money because the owner’s bank account does not have funds, the signature is fraudulent, it does not correspond to the owner, etc.
-Discounts: A person, real or fictitious store, offers promotions with the purpose of generating discounts for their customers. However, this is false, since they become misleading advertising only for the purpose of charging the product or service at the standard price, at a premium, or with an added value.
-Technology and electronic scams: A person provides technical service for your electronic equipment or appliances. However, it was not repaired and he paid for it; spare parts or changed parts were of low quality and quickly broke down, etc.
There are also frauds to subscribe to products, workshops, newsletters, conversations, among others; which request part of your personal data to later be used to commit computer crimes, including digital or electronic scams.
-False emergencies: If you receive phone calls, emails, or some other type of message from a person you don’t know explaining that they have an emergency, and you must go somewhere or make a money transfer to your bank account, it is possible that You may be a victim of fraud.
If they mention that they are with a loved one or relative, first make sure that the person they mention is safe, even if it means verifying the information they mention so as not to worry.
How to recognize or identify signs of scam?
-They communicate with you whatever the medium
-They offer illusory or unreal economic incentives
-Want to get personal information
-Require advance payment
-The money asks to be sent by money orders or, pay through digital gift cards
In summary, caution, reading carefully, and paying attention to unknown phone calls or emails are part of staying alert and avoiding scams, fraud, or scams in the State of Texas.
Find out on your own or ask for legal help if you think it is necessary, it is essential to achieve the peace of mind you want in case the situation has been going on for some time and you still cannot find the ideal solution for it.
If you come to live or are experiencing any of the fraud cases that we have mentioned in this text, as well as those that we discussed in our first article, remember to avoid taking advantage of the situation or taking advantage of it, since you could also be a victim of said crime or even, being part of it without knowing it and then going to prison.