One very shitty thing about society is that there will always be scammers out there, preying on people who are vulnerable, uninformed, or simply not paying attention. Case in point: those fake IRS calls that always happen around tax time, telling people they owe back taxes that need to be paid immediately less they face bigger consequences from the government. While some of us may know these calls aren’t real and should just be ignored, many Americans simply don’t — and that’s why they keep happening.
It’s unfortunate that we need to protect ourselves from common money scams like these, but it’s also simply the way it is. Taking precautions to protect yourself from common money scams is one of the most important aspects of living a financially healthy life. Because no matter how much you earn and save, at the end of the day, your livelihood is only stable if you go to the right lengths to protect it. In the most recent 3-Minute Guide, brought to you by Skillshare, Erin shares the three top money scams out there — and how you can stop yourself from falling prey to each of them.
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