How to Protect Yourself. Part 1.
2016 got off to a rocky start. Seven days into January, and I had already fallen victim to a phone scam. Dagnabit!
However, unfortunately, I am not alone.
In the research I’ve done since this “identity theft” happened, I have been truly appalled to find out more about this “growth industry.” 1 in 6 New Zealanders got a call from scammers in the last six months.
My sister, who works as a lawyer in the U.K. tells me the scammers could ruin my credit rating, scam more people through me, and that they will sell my personal details to those dastardly people (my words, not hers!) who compile “sucker lists.” Happy New Year to me!
I’m not an idiot. So, how did this happen? I know, like every other adult who owns a computer or a phone line these days, that you never give…
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