10 signs you are the target of a scammer

Aussies lost more than $10 million to scammers in 2018 - follow these tips to avoid being conned

Our evolutionary past makes us susceptible to scams. Humans are curious social animals, which means we are more trusting than we should be.


That’s especially the case when we’re dealing with people over the phone, email or via SMS, where we don’t have the normal body language cues we would subconsciously process when making decisions.

We are also susceptible to fear and other psychological tools scammers use to create a sense of urgency that tricks us into making irrational decisions.

Simply being aware that scams are out