If there was an award for Best Actor among swindlers and crooks, they all would have lots of prizes and trophies. Sometimes even the most common situations can be thoroughly planned by scammers so that you will have no idea that it’s all fake. For example, someone watching your home can ring the doorbell pretending to be from one of your utility providers. In fact, their goal is to take a look inside and familiarize themselves with the house! Or picture this: you’re in a parking lot. Just as you’re backing up, you hear a loud thud. You get out, and someone’s on the ground, clearly upset. They’ll say you broke their expensive phone or watch, or that you injured them. They’ll tell you they need compensation, or they’ll call the police. What should you do? We gathered tricks that crooks use in big cities and found out how we can protect ourselves to avoid fraud.