Amy’s Tips on Avoiding ‘Freebie Scams’
Don't you just love to get free offers on products you like and need? Of course you do! But most free offers are actually not free! We are all smart enough to not get taken in on these scams, but sometimes they get by us! My motto is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Here's a few tips that may help you avoid that scam!
Safeguard private information
Most offers ask you for your personal information like your name, address, e-mail, phone number and more. If you are asked for your Social Security number or credit card - steer clear!
Always Read The Fine Print
Check to see if any complaints have filed in the last few months. If the free offer is on FB, check to see how many 'likes' the site has and how much activity is on the page. If not numerous - be cautious!
Avoid Unsolicited Ads
There is a difference between a deal coming from a friend or a reliable blog and one that comes out of the blue. If a pop up ad or an unfamiliar e-mailr invites you to cash in on an offer, skip it!
Tap into trusted sources
These are things we really know, but sometimes it's good to have a refresher! If you guys know some great sites for freebies, please share!