Why It Is Important To Read Before Signing
"I am sharing my story because these people are just wrong! Unfortunately, I was a victim of the fake Prosper Loan Company too. Please read for your good! I'm probably going to file a police report. So, the crazy thing is I don't even recall applying for a loan with this company. But I received an email just like the rest of you saying I was approved for an $8,000 credit loan." - an American consumer leaving feedback on a fake credit loan company.
As I am "maturing" it is interesting how conversations with friends change. We now chat about menopause rather than raising children, about where we would like to travel now we have the opportunity, and where to find the best coffee in Melbourne!
But last week I had an interesting conversation with a friend on a topic that has come up a lot in recent years. It was about our parents being scammed, predominately over the phone or at shopping centres, where they are handing over their credit card or bank details to someone they thought they could trust.
But this isn't only happening to our parents. It occurred to me a few weeks ago where I believed I could trust a company and handed over my credit card details. This company did not deliver the service I required, and because I signed a contract with them, without a cooling off period, they have now managed to take over $800 of my money and tried to hit me up for another $1,500.
Why am I writing this?
I want to ensure this never happens to any of my readers. The message is:
"Please read the fine print before signing a contract and be 100% sure of what you are receiving, especially with a service, before you hand over your credit card details."
This is a timely reminder to discuss this with your parents, children and friends. Don’t think it will never happen to them because they’re too smart or savvy; the people that do this sort of thing are subtle and will often sound convincing and sincere.
The only way you’ll know for certain if what you are actually getting and what you are expecting to get are the same thing is by reading the entire document before you sign away your money.
If this reminder stops one person from being ripped off, I will be happy.
Has this happened to you? Please leave a comment below.
Please share with others so they too know what they are signing up for.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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