For every product that creates much public excitement, fraudsters get equally excited as they spot opportunities for defrauding unsuspecting consumers. 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. 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. 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. 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 desired product at all cost. 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. It is quite unfortunate that many people who want to be the first owners of a much-coveted product end up being the first 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 tricked into entering a fraudulent transaction. Many fraudsters will promise quick delivery and disappear forever after getting the money of unsuspecting buyers. 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.