Phone Scams

Phone scams have only become more sophisticated over time, with new technologies and the relative lack of regulatory protection of cell phone numbers compared to landlines.

Scam phone numbers are one of the most common forms, as scam operations will use spoofing technology to generate a false phone number that you might trust, as opposed to a phone number you definitely won’t. 

Senior phone scams are prevalent, targeting elders with tempting benefits in exchange for personal information. Luckily, you can now stop robocalls easily – see HERE how.

 

Phone Scams: List Below

Phone scams involving the IRS and tax refunds are also common. Anyone calling from the IRS is not from the IRS; they only send letters.

Robocalling and many other phone scams are out there. Learn about what they are and how they operate below.

geek squad scam

Geek Squad Scam: The Renewal Trick

Geek Squad Scam: How It Works One resurfaced scam that has been making the rounds this week is the Geek Squad scam. It can take various forms, including the Geek Squad Number or the Geek Squad Renewal variations. It’s one of the typical phone scams making victims nation-wide every day. The Geek Squad scam typically … Geek Squad Scam: The Renewal Trick Read More »

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Canada Border Services Scam Call

Canada Border Services Scam Call

Canada Border Services Scam Call: How It Works Watch out for recent Canada Border Services scam calls that are targeting consumers across the country these days. They are automated messages from crooks claiming to work for the Government. These phone scams inform you that Canada Border Agency detected a suspicious package. Let’s take a look … Canada Border Services Scam Call Read More »

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AT&T contest scam

AT&T Contest Scam

AT&T Contest Scam: How It Works Beware of a new AT&T Contest Scam, aka the AT&T Rewards text message. It comes as a notification on your smartphone informing you that you came first in the Connecticut AT&T Contest. The text says you can claim an iPad or an iPhone 12 using a code. Be careful … AT&T Contest Scam Read More »

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