5 Naive Reasons You Could Be Defrauded Easily

For the purpose of education and advance warning, it is in everyone’s interest to learn the five (5) funny or naive reasons you can easily be defrauded.

If you have ever been defrauded, ask yourself why you could not detect you were about to be defrauded and you will notice the answer is a funny or a naive one.

Teaser: Fraudsters will never use any fake institution or fake process for a fraud scheme because they know individuals will try to investigate the institution or process before considering any further action.

People would normally realize the reason they were defrauded was funny and naive, due to the fact that they would realize that they could have known better. People actually knew better. However, they were only naive about the psychology fraudsters use.

1. Fraudsters use genuine and credible institutions and processes for their fraud schemes. Fraudsters know their victims would try to do some level of investigation into the process and/or institution before attempting to participate in the fraud schemes that would get the individual defrauded. What the fraudsters try to do using credible institutions and processes is to pose as the real people that run such institutions. The best thing literates have to do to avoid being defrauded is to always independently locate the official contacts of the real institutions and processes for verification. Google can easily help locate official websites of institutions where the official contacts of the particular institution and processes can be located and contacted. Illiterates and people not conversant with using Google to locate official contacts of institutions and processes must develop the habit of consulting those they believe can help them locate such contacts to contact the official institution themselves and not only rely on the guidance of anyone.

2. Anyone who believes and practices secrecy in financial transactions would be defrauded easily. It is for this reason that fraudsters encourage and advise potential victims to keep information about their engagement secrete. Experience by others and/or knowledge of a particular fraud scheme that a potential victim does not know about could help save a victim of any fraud scheme. The reason most people keep their financial dealings secret can not be easily explained. Fraudsters, who are well aware of people’s ability to keep their financial dealings secret, explore this weakness and encourage their victims to keep the fraud scheme secret until the individual is defrauded before the victim starts to open up. The solution to this naive reason is to always open up to family and friends about any suspicious transaction.

3. Another reason anyone could be defrauded easily is their penchant for trying anything. There is no problem with trying if you are a gambler. The issue, however, is when you are gambling with your scarce resources while believing you are making a non-gambling decision towards a certain decision. When the individual is taking a decision on any suspicious transaction that is not discussed with any other person and the institution/process was not verified by its official contacts, the individual must know the decision is thus a gamble.

4. Individuals can easily be defrauded when they decide to use an illegal means to achieve a goal. In any system where certain things get done outside the normal process, fraudsters are bound to operate in such a system as well. Fraudsters take advantage of officially sanctioned behind the scenes dealings to defraud by posing as officially sanctioned agents to handle such backdoor dealings. The only way to avoid being defrauded by this type of scheme is to avoid patronizing illegal dealings to get things done.

5. People get defrauded also because they fail to apply the knowledge that you can not reap what you did not sow. Everyone must render a service or apply for any benefits to obtain it. Moreover, people must be aware that institutions must render a service or product to make profits that could be shared between the institution and the customers. When people are offered benefits for an action they did not initiate, it becomes naive. Also, when individuals are promised any form of gain from institutions that do not offer any such gains, it could only be naive reasons.

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