By Adam Alexander

By: Adam Alexander
Happy first day of summer!  Now, watch your back!  Sadly, there are all sorts of scams you have to look out for no matter what season it is.

Summer seems to have a laid back feel unless you ARE a scammer, and if you are, this is GO time!  Huffington Post released a report of the 4 biggest scams to look out for this summer.

1. Summer job scams.  People list fake jobs on Craigslist, or even in the newspaper but before you can start, they say you have to give THEM money for things like tools and supplies or they claim they need your credit card info as a deposit.

2. Yard work and home improvement scams.  There’s a common one where someone knocks on your door, and says they’re doing work for your neighbor.  Then they offer to give you the same really low rate if you can pay in cash, today!  They include the neighbor part because that makes you more likely to trust them.  So, just check with your neighbor before you do anything.

3. Moving day scams.  About half the people who move this year will do it over the summer. So that’s why scams are more common. The worst one is when you hire someone on Craigslist, and they hold all your stuff HOSTAGE until you pay up.

4. Vacation scams.  You might see more spam in your email and if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.  (This is ALWAYS true by the way!)  There are also things called “travel clubs” where you have to buy a membership before you can access their deals.  Apparently most of those are scams too.


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