The goal of this web site is not to turn you into a recluse or make you put your money under a mattress. In fact, don’t put money under your mattress. That’s the first place they’ll look.
The purpose of this web site is to help you recognize the signs of a scam. In an ideal world, you’d never encounter a con artist. But chances are you already have. The key to avoiding scams and the crooks who perpetrate them is to develop a “safety first” mindset. Erring on the side of caution goes a long way.
Once you figure out what to look for, defending yourself against scams should be second nature, just as instinctive as putting on a seat belt.