10. Identity theft
Pitch Hi, this is a very legitimate business, we need to confirm some information today, is that OK?
Target:Your credit and banking information.
The victim is left spending hours trying to repair all of the damage the thieves have done. Don't give personal information to someone who calls or e-mails you out of the blue. Most companies will never e-mail you to confirm sensitive information. Ask for a callback number, and check with your normal contact at the company to make sure it's legitimate.