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.

 

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.

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Getting Calls From South Sudan? Don’t Ring or Text Back

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Free Medical Bracelets

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Have You Received Calls From Numbers That Look A LOT Like Yours? Here’s Why

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Free Nursing Home Stay

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This Is How You Give Criminals Access to Your Phone Without Knowing

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If You Got A Spam Call About A Free Cruise You May Be Owed Up To $900

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Calls From Tonga – Do Not Ring or Text Back

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Bank of Ireland Text Message

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"Can You Hear Me?" Is The Latest Trap Question From Telemarketers

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Claim Back Bank Charges

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IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam

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