10 Ridiculous Scams On the Rise – That Are Fooling Millions of Americans

While some scams are well-sophisticated and planned out, others are ridiculous and should be spotted from a mile away, yet people keep falling for them.

Luckily, an online community shared these ridiculous scams people still fall for, so you can avoid them.

The scam involves the victim being lied to by an “IRS agent” that they can use gift cards to pay overdue bills, back taxes, or nonexistent legal fees. 

Gift Cards For The IRS

One person shares a story: “As a teller manager, I have had a few elderly people who actually believe their grandkids are in jail and need to take 20k out of their accounts in cash to bail them out."

Kids Behind Bars

Any “get rich quick” opportunity that sounds risk-free should be done cautiously or avoided altogether. I’m looking at you, MLM.

Get Rich Quick Schemes

The truth is captivating weight loss ads that promise weight loss in some days only if you use their products are false promises from companies who want to take your hard-earned money.

Online Weight Experts

The scam can be a pop-up warning that a virus infected your computer or phone. Please don’t fall for it. If you click the link, it might ask you to pay a fee to buy the software. 

Computer Virus Scam

The “claim” might come as a service charge or travel club membership. Furthermore, the scammers might also steal the victim’s personal information if they sign up.

Free Vacations

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