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Be cautious of Investment Scams
Be careful of people or places promising you big pay outs for-low risk investments. This could be a sign it is a scam.
Take time before committing to an investment. If you are asked to respond immediately to a “once in a lifetime offer”, then they could be pressurising you on purpose so you do not have time to find out it is a scam. STOP.
Do not invest in something you do not understand and never sign contracts or documents you have not read carefully. Watch out for poor grammar and spelling as this is a sign of a scam.
Research the company that is calling you. Get their contact details, physical address and try and visit them. A website is not necessarily proof that the company exists and is legitimate.
Tell your children, friends, and neighbours, and ask their opinion on the investment you want to make. They might also be able to warn you if they know it is a scam.
Keep your private information private. Do not disclose too much information about yourself or your life situation over the phone. Do not respond to emails, SMSs or phone calls requesting your personal information such as bank details and ID number.
Do not respond to emails or SMSs telling you that you have won a lottery or that you’ve inherited millions, and NEVER click on a link asking you to verify account details.