How to avoid being hustled.  I have had a lot of people come running to me crying their eyes out about being cheated out of their money by this or that stranger. Firstly, why were they trusting a stra…

How to avoid being hustled.  I have had a lot of people come running to me crying their eyes out about being cheated out of their money by this or that stranger. Firstly, why were they trusting a stranger? Usually because the stranger promised them something wonderful in return for very little.  It might be telling them they won a competition (which they did not enter) or that for a very small price they will make their life fantastic or give them huge amounts of cash. I would not fall for such stuff because I do not believe that something for nothing makes sense.

You can avoid such cheats by using my rule of thumb. Do not believe anything which amounts to you getting far more out of it than the other person.  If you receive a spam email that promises you millions of dollars in return for you just writing to them with your name and address you should smell a rat.

Other examples are when a workman turns up on your doorstep, unannounced, claiming he is great at building and offering to do lots of decorating for you at a ridiculously cheap price. The odds are that nobody else wants him. Which is why he is so cheap and available. And he will either take some money and then not come back or do a terrible rushed job.

You can always avoid being lied to and cheated if you simply imagine yourself to be the other person and ask yourself if you would be as desperate or as available or as generous as them if you were them.  Many women fall for scams on websites claiming to offer free or cheap psychic readings!  Yet a sensible person would be more cautious and realise it is far better to have one really good guaranteed accurate reading than lots of iffy ones.  You can get a guaranteed one, by qualified experts who are very experienced, if you go to webclairvoyant.com.  They have over forty years of experience with a lot of testimonials from grateful clients, including celebrities, the PressFree Web Content, experts and other full time professionals to testify they are good.

How to avoid being hustled.

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Successful businesswoman and professional with a lot of common sense, now retired.