When you have some transactions that give you a hard time doing, the urge rises for you to seek help of a merger, a middleman or an agent. Depending on the kind of transaction you employ, most often, there are available agents that offer the kind of help that you need. Some agent’s service may be free as a part of certain companies’ customer service and marketing plan, while some have to be paid service fees or tip; some are also compensated on a commission basis.
Agents may or may not be directly employed by the company you are doing transactions with. For example, service agents for an insurance company, real estate, merchandise, utility etc. can just be a freelancer and are only deployed or authorized by the company up to a certain degree. You may ask for the identification proof that the person is connected to the company or ask the company directly for assurance if the person you are dealing with can be trusted for service transactions that you are seeking.
However, there are some agents that are getting in the way of many establishments to fool prospective victims into building trust on them only to make them fall into their set traps. These agents are the ones that you must be cautious and alert of. Agents like these can appear very professional in relating to people. They can present to you with some engaging documents and facts that they have and run afterwards taking all your money with them and seeing them no more.
The safest thing for you to do is to bare in mind not to trust strangers easily. You should always get in the habit of checking and double checking personal and professional identity of a person prior to talking and making a deal with them and if it is possible, try to deal directly to companies to avoid such great hassles.