8 ways to avoid getting conned
How to avoid being a target
In the language of con artists, you're a "mark." And when you fall for one of their scams, you're a successful mark. No one wants to hand over money to thieves, but scam artists are becoming more sophisticated with each passing technological advance.
How can you (or someone you love, like your elderly parents) avoid losing big bucks to a con game?
These basics lean heavily on common sense, but also raise a few points even the most sensible consumer might not consider. Read on to learn how to avoid scams.