As the pandemic continues to disrupt any level of normalcy, unscrupulous types are working a variety of online scams to separate freelancers like you and me from their hard-earned income.
We all know about the Nigerian 419 scam, the advanced fee scam, and of course, those work-from-home scams. The common thread is that these require you to send in a few dollars in exchange to collect, or make, massive amounts of money.
I usually defer back to my default setting of “if it sounds too good to be true, then it is almost certainly a scam.” But, these scammers are upping their game, and freelancers like us to be even more vigilant or risk becoming a victim ourselves.
How do I know this?
Because one of these “unscrupulous types” tried to scam me last week. So today, I am sharing all of the scam details from start to finish. Hopefully, this info will assist you in avoiding online scams, too.