Dating to relating scam
A more ballsy subset of people – perhaps those who think of themselves as savvy, financially aware and a little bit opportunistic – might ponder ways to increase that handy sum. Obviously, savings accounts and ISAs don’t offer returns to speak of these days.
Property is basically out of financial reach and prices of everything from groceries to holidays are rising as the pound lingers near multi-year lows.
We live in a low-return, high-cost world of deep economic uncertainty, so how would you feel if I suddenly granted you access to a pot of cash – for argument’s sake £20,000 or more – and said that you could do with it whatever you liked?
A prudent proportion might choose to hold it in a bank account, where it can’t be grown but also won’t trickle away.
It felt like a physical punch to the gut, she says.
And yet, as everyone sat down onto the table on Thanksgiving, she kept the news, and her rising panic, to herself.
When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.
Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams, new research concludes.I detailed the way in which oblivious savers think that they are investing their hard-earned money in online trading sites that offer the promise of potentially huge payouts, purportedly with little risk attached.The companies involved encourage people to make apparently simple bets on whether a share, a currency, a commodity or even Bitcoin will rise or fall in value.The visitor is often taken to a dimly lit back room and given a menu with small print.
Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.If you're approached to use the cards for payment outside of the i Tunes Store, App Store, i Books Store, or Apple Music, you could very likely be the target of a scam and should immediately report it to your local police department as well as the FTC.