If you think the scams are becoming increasingly more common, it’s time to stop thinking that they’re a dime a dozen, says Francesco Coccia, founder of The Scam Report.
“There’s a reason we call them scams.
It’s because there’s no way to verify that these people aren’t being scammy,” he said.
“I can tell you, when I was a young person, I used to go to the cleaners.
If you’re not being scammed by the cleaners, you are not being robbed.”
The report has gathered the evidence of more than 100 scammers in Italy and has been compiled by two former cleaners who have worked in the country for 20 years.
Coccias advice: Avoid them.
Avoid the cleaners and avoid the places where you work.
If it’s a real scam, get in touch with the local police.
If the scammer’s a customer, contact the bank or other financial institution to check their account and make sure there’s enough cash.
You might also want to contact the police, who are the best people to get to grips with the scammed person.
The scammers’ scams have become more sophisticated.
Some scammers have even put fake car rental agencies online to try to trick potential customers into paying.
In some cases, the scammer has also tried to send you a phone number, the scam number or a fax number to get you to give them your credit card details.
This is when you should call the police.
The report’s author, Francesco Carbone, has warned that scammers are being paid hundreds of thousands of euros for their services.
“They are sending out calls, faxes, emails and even a fake phone number to collect money from unsuspecting people,” he wrote.
“It’s all done under the guise of legitimate business.”
Carbone has also warned against people who try to get around the scammings by making fake online banking accounts or even using the online credit card services of the bank.