If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They can arrive by post, phone call, text message or email or a scammer may turn up at your home.
Most people are probably aware that Googling has become synonymous with Internet searches in much the same way as hoovering did with vacuum cleaning.
A googly on the other hand is a cricketing term not to be confused with Google. It is a delivery bowled by a right arm leg spin bowler to a right handed batsman which moves in the opposite direction to that which the batsman might have expected after it has pitched.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND WE ARE BUYING PRESENTS VIA THE INTERNET, TELEVISION, MAIL ORDER, PHONE OR FAX.
THESE METHODS ARE KNOWN AS DISTANCE SELLING BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE FACE TO FACE CONTACT WITH THE PERSON YOU ARE BUYING FROM
What happens if you get the statement for your payment card and there is an item there which was bought by distance selling without your permission?
In days gone by, if you were buying something good practice was based on expressions like not looking a gift horse in the mouth or taking care to avoid buying a pig in a poke. Presumably dissatisfaction with goods or services provided has been around since stone age cave dwellers traded flint and obsidian (cooled volcanic lava which like flint could be fashioned to produce sharp blades and arrow heads)
Are these expressions of any use to you today if you’re looking to get your loft insulated or double glazing fitted?