Is it me or is it that the number of scams are increasing exponentially every day. The weird thing is they are getting more and more ingenious every day. Nowdays sniffing off the real from the fake is getting harder and harder.
Soaking in a whole lot of knowledge from forums (normally victims) has helped me a lot. There are a whole bunch of 'clever' scams out there, and I must say if I didn't learn from others' mistakes I would have fallen in a few traps myself. What Patience says is true, one must consider everything fake until proven otherwise.
Avoiding scams are tuff. For instance some guys were teaching me how to hap hazardly get 10 percent a month. Then I ran into some guys who do that in hours, with a much higher degree of certainty. Am I to say the first guys were scaming me? This is a huge problem in forex where systems dont work as much as they clam.