Con Artists and Scams When SHTF
Not everyone will be out looking to help when SHTF. There are plenty of people who will stoop to new lows when confronted with adversity. Besides the higher risk of despicable acts such as burglary, assault, and homicide, there is also a higher risk of scams. These con artists would be looking to get close to you and gain your trust just long enough to swindle your hard earned money, provisions, and/or supplies.
There are many different ways and types of scams. Knowing some of the more common types can help you spot them before you get fleeced. In a SHTF world, bartering may become a survival tactic and many of these scams involve barter exchange. Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever witnessed any of these scams in our everyday world and the result if they were found out. Check out the link below for the list of scams possible when SHTF: