Tip 4: "If it's good only for today, walk away"
Resist the pressure to act quickly or secretly.
"If it's good only for today, walk away," Perales says.
Scammers use urgency to force consumers into rash decisions they might avoid if they were given time to evaluate the situation, or if they could talk with family, friends, or law enforcement.
No legitimate offer will ever require you to decide before hanging up the phone.
Al Perales is an investigator with the Consumer Protection Division. In his 15 years in the office, he's seen all types of scams and tracked down many thieves and charlatans. Watch the seminar here.