Nowadays, there is no dearth of frauds and victimizing schemes that can caught you. Every now and then you can encounter situations or people which lets you think if they were true or credible. You may encounter these things from work, school, market place, relationships - basically anywhere.
How can you make yourself be guarded? Of course, the first thing that you can set to protect yourself is your gut instinct. Often than not, they tell us whether something might be wrong. But in situations wherein we may still fall on traps set via schemes which may appear to be so engaging - you wont easily know the real thing behind at first. But, you can always research or verify information given to you.
Verifiable information can be name, civil status, residential address, telephone numbers, scholastic records, business associates, relatives, financial records, criminal records, people information etc. Doing this whether you want to check a product or person's credibility can keep you more secured against ill-motivated schemes.