The get-rich-quick scams you fell for in 2015

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Over time, we’ve pretty much determined that it’s impossible to make a lot of money without working for it–and yet every year, people try to do this. And every year, people end up losing the money they started with. Although many of these scams have been around for years in various forms, some are new, and are banking on news events and celebrities to give them legitimacy. “Scammers are all basically impostors,” said Mary E. Power, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “They engage directly with you, so your best bet to avoid being scammed is to stop engaging. Hang up the phone, delete the email, shut the door.” Did you fall for any of these? Here are the 11 worst get-rich-quick scams of 2015: