June 18, 2021

The psychology behind all those scams

Don’t kid yourself, scammers use psychological tactics to rip off their victims. But keep this in mind too, these tactics depend upon your willingness to do what the scammer wants you to do. The most popular tactics include phantom fixation, social proof, authority and scarcity.

Phantom fixation is where you’re offered a prize or reward so compelling that you can think of nothing you want more. Those thoughts of winning that big prize can affect our otherwise good judgment when we can dream of nothing else.

Social proof is the idea…

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