How to avoid loosing money to fraud

Fraud, cheating, stealing, tax evasion, scamming, hacking, counterfeiting, blackmail- people are endlessly creative when it comes to using money dishonestly. Even the Bible connects money with evil.

Listen or read the news for a short time and you will notice that money gets people into trouble; or rather people get into trouble because of money. People misuse money themselves, or trick someone else into making bad money decisions.

Fraud, cheating, stealing, scamming, hacking, counterfeiting, embezzlement, blackmail- people are endlessly creative when it comes to using money dishonestly. Even the Bible connects money with evil.

Godliness with contentment is gain 1 Timothy 6:6
photo by Dr. Aletha, graphic created with the YouVersion Bible app

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. “

1 Timothy 6:6-10, NIV

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

spot a scam

  • Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know.
  • Scammers say there’s a PROBLEM or a PRIZE.
  •  Scammers PRESSURE you to act immediately.
  • Scammers tell you to PAY in a specific way.

avoid a scam

  • Don’t give your personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn’t expect.
  • Block unwanted calls and text messages. 
  • Resist the pressure to act immediately. 
  • Know how scammers tell you to pay. 
  • Stop and talk to someone you trust.  

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Dr Aletha

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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