How did your aunt deal with it?
Sandra did exactly the right thing, and her aunt is lucky to have talked to her.
- Unsolicited requests for money. If you didn’t initiate contact with someone, don’t respond.
- Asking for your bank details. Never divulge your bank information to anyone. At best, you will never see your money again. Worst case, they will also steal your identity.
- A sense of urgency. This is designed to make you act before you have time to think.
Look for False Impressions, Sandra Nikolai’s upcoming novel (Spring 2012), in which ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott become prime suspects in the murder of Megan’s husband and his mistress. Visit Sandra at: www.sandranikolai.com or follow her blog. Sandra is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and Capital Crime Writers.
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