If you serve - or have served - in the military, chances are you feel a pretty tight bond with your brothers- and sisters-in-arms. If you share a common experience with someone, it only makes sense that you trust them, want to associate with them, or even do business with them.
But here's something to bear in mind: scammers count on your trust in fellow servicemembers - and use it against you.
Your social media feed is abuzz with stories of people making serious money selling an energy drink. Not one to miss out an opportunity, you do a quick search and come across a viral video. The guy making the pitch insists you can make thousands of dollars a month. "Forget working 9 to 5. Join the Young People Revolution!" he says. You think to yourself, "I'm young people! And I can totally get on board with a revolution."
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Nowadays, you can encounter a scam artist just about anywhere - online, over the phone and even at your door. Here are a few ruses that might come a' knocking, and tips to avoid getting taken.