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.
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.