Have you seen The Tinder Swindler on Netflix? If you’ve not heard about this documentary, you’re living under the rock (or not).
The Tinder Swindler is the story of Simon Leviev, who is accused of swindling his romantic interests of nearly $10 million dollars. Leviev has since refuted these claims, saying he’s never been charged or convicted in connection with these crimes and that the movie is “made-up.”
“It can never be me” did you say this while watching The Tindler Swindler? Well, you need to think again because everyone may be vulnerable to a scam at some time.
Here are some money lessons we’ve learned from The Tinder Swindler that may be of help to you as well:
If It Looks Too Good To Be True, It May Be
Don’t be fooled by free money offers. Free is good, but you shouldn’t always jump at every opportunity for a freebie.
On their first date, Leviev met Fjellhøy (one of his victims) for coffee at The Four Seasons in London. At the end of the date, he invited her on a trip on a private jet which she accepted.
Offers of free vacations, designer clothes, or over-the-top gifts might be a decoy from bigger problems underneath the surface. Stay alert always!
Always Set Money Boundaries With Friends/Family
It’s easy to get carried away by sob stories when it’s coming from your friends, relatives, and other loved ones.
Always have it in mind that if it’s a friend or relative you’re lending money to, there’s no guarantee you’ll get it back.
It may be hard to say no to loved ones in need but you need to be very careful so that someone else’s emergency doesn’t cause you to ruin your finances or go into debt.
Beware Of Counterfeit Cheques
Scammers go to great lengths to cover their tracks and they do anything to make their scams look and sound legitimate.
Be wary of accepting cheques from your debtors especially if it’s for more than the agreed amount. They may just be generous, but then again, it may be a ruse to scam and deceive you.
Question everything especially if you are unsure of their legitimacy.
Stay Woke! Always Remember That Scams Exist
‘I’m too smart, it can’t happen to me, He’s my cousin.’ Don’t become overconfident, please.
When dealing with people you think you know or uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it’s over the phone, by mail, in person, or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam.
Remain vigilant and careful at all times.
Scammers are getting smarter every day and will do anything to convince you to part ways with your hard-earned money. We hope that these simple tips help to reduce your risk of ending up in financial ruin.
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