Protect the privacy of your financial information :
NEVER, EVER give out financial information such as your social security number, credit card number or bank information. Ignore any request to send money, even if the person tells you it is an emergency. Scammers and con artist will insist that you wire money, especially overseas, because it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money.
Look for these red flags that may indicate you are dealing with a scammer
Remain anonymous until you feel comfortable
Meeting someone in person – ALWAYS TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS