Who is Behind these Crimes?
A dramatic rise in new technologies and the potential for easy money they offer have made identity theft and fraud more popular than ever. These crimes attract people from all walks of life, meaning the profile of the stereotypical con artist is a thing of the past.
Fraud isn't just for organized criminals anymore. Nowadays, even teenagers are involved. Ultimately, it could be anyone: your brother-in-law, your financial advisor, your grocer… Anyone can become a con artist, which makes it all the more important that you stay vigilant. Remember that when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Better safe than sorry!
Keep your eyes and your ears open!