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.
STD Check Text Message: How The Scam Works Watch out for a random STD check text message that may hit your mobile phone these days. Known as the STDCheck Notify scam, the text informs recipients that someone they were in contact with tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease. The test was apparently done … STD Check Text Message Read More »
Top 3 Viber Scams Social media has taken over the world and made it easier to reach people in far corners of the world in mere minutes. It has been a blessing of the 21st century, but surprisingly, it’s also been used by scammers to dupe people of their hard-earned money. It is the case … 3 Viber Scams Every User Should Avoid Read More »
Phone Call From Mauritania: How the Scam Works If you receive a one-ring phone call from Mauritania these days, you are not alone. The area code number starts with +222 and the calls are made wih the help of automated software. Esentially, the scammer target victims who will call or text back. It is very … Phone Call From Mauritania Read More »
Old Friend Calling Scam: How It Works We are living in a time when everyone and their dog are using the smartphone for pretty much everything. It is also the reason many criminals found ways to victimize people worldwide through this device, whether it is via social media platforms, voicemails or simple phone calls. … Old Friend Calling Scam Read More »
SIM Card Swap Scam: How It Works There is a scary scam that’s happening worldwide these days. This criminal activity allows crooks to remotely access victims’ bank acoounts throught their smartphones! The scam is known as the SIM Card Swap and it was just reported by the Irish publication The Journal. How does it work? … SIM Card Swap Scam Read More »
South Sudan Call Scam: How It Works This week you may receive a call from a South Sudan area code number that starts with +211. Mobile phones worldwide have been ringing these days being called by automated software that targets people willing to call or text back. The scam is very similar to the one occurred not … Getting Calls From South Sudan? Don’t Ring or Text Back Read More »
Using Your Fingerprint on Smartphones Is Not As Safe As It Used To Be The Touch ID is a great feature used on iPhones and Android devices to keep our mobile data safe by asking us for a fingerprint. This security measure is supported by many apps, too, asking for our thumb to send payments. … Beware of the Fingerprint and Touch ID Scam Read More »
What Happens When You Answer a Call From Your Own Number You may still receive calls from numbers that look a lot like yours, but criminals have taken it a step further this week. The newest trap is now a call that comes from your own number! How does the scam work? Watch the … If You Receive a Call From Your Own Number Do Not Answer Read More »
Port Out Scam: How It Works Criminals are trying to get into your bank account these days by stealing your phone number through the Port Out Scam. The scheme takes advantage of the fact that many bank accounts have password-recovery options tied to mobile phone numbers. What is a port out, in telecommunication verbiage? Port … Port Out Scam Read More »
Spoofed Calls: How They Work Did you get calls on your mobile phone displaying numbers that look similar to yours, maybe one-two digits off? Here is the scam exposed, with a great video. Learn how to stop spoofing calls, how to report a phone number that keeps calling, and how to stop getting calls from … Have You Received Calls From Numbers That Look A LOT Like Yours? Here’s Why Read More »
Free Nursing Home Stay Scam: How It Works There is a new wave of telephone scams going around that are preying on the ellderly. After targeting seniors, criminals call them claiming to represent a real estate company. They tell the victims that they “won the right to a place in a nursing home”. As the … Free Nursing Home Stay Read More »
Forwarding Your Phone Access Scam: How It Works There is a very dangerous scam that started over the weekend, hitting up area codes of some major US and Australian cities. It involves your phone service provider. This fraudulent phone call convinces you to give criminals access to your device without realizing it. How does it … This Is How You Give Criminals Access to Your Phone Without Knowing Read More »