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.

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 […]

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Service Canada Scam Calls

Service Canada Scam Calls

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 […]

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STD Check Text Message

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 […]

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Phone Call From Mauritania

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 […]

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