For every product that creates much public excitement, fraudsters get equally excited as they spot opportunities for defrauding unsuspecting consumers.Â A much awaited product like the iPhone 5 is expected to create a long queue of customers waiting to get their hands on the first delivery.Â It is quite common therefore for many eager-beavers to try to find a back-door to have one if purchasing from established points is difficult.
There is much pride in being one of the firsts to be seen in public using a highly-desired product. Â Although the hype does not necessarily translate to product excellence, this fact rarely dampens the excitement for a new product especially if it is being raved about from all quarters. Â This is exactly the attitude of consumers that fraudsters are looking out for to carry out their plans.
Fraudsters are on the look-out for deal seekers who intend to get their hands on a desiredÂ productÂ at all cost. Â These are the people who are more often willing to put caution to the wind and enter into deals that they believe will help them achieve their objective. Â It is quite unfortunate that many people who want to be the first owners of a much-coveted product end up being theÂ firstÂ victims by virtue of the desire to have such product.
A little patience goes a long way in ensuring that an excited consumer will not be trickedÂ intoÂ entering a fraudulent transaction. Â Many fraudsters will promise quick delivery and disappearÂ foreverÂ after getting the money of unsuspecting buyers. Â Others will opt for online scams by attracting consumers with emails containing hard-to-ignore deal offers for products, only to turn out to be phishing scams that effectively extract financial information from credit cards or bank accounts.