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: 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.
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 »
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 »
Service Canada Scam Calls: How They Work Many Service Canada scam calls are targeting consumers across the country these days. Most of them are automated messages from criminals claiming to be from the Government. These phone scams inform you that your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is suspended or your name has been reported. Let’s take … Service Canada Scam Calls Read More »
Do you know what to do if you have been scammed over the phone? Or online? In this article, we'll show you many tips on how to avoid fraud.
Beware of a new HMRC scam call, aka the Tax Evasion Scam Call. It's about a warrant on your name and a fraud case - you are asked to press 1.