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.

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

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 »

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

The Free Cruise Scam and its notorious phone calls have been going around for years. The good news is that, if you received a spam phone call congratulating you on winning a free cruise you could be eligible for up to $900 in restitution, according to the The Sacramento Bee. A class action lawsuit against Resort … If You Got A Spam Call About A Free Cruise You May Be Owed Up To $900 Read More »

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

Bank of Ireland Text Message

How The Scam Works: The Bank of Ireland warns their customers that someone is trying to get their money by sending out fake text messages. Several customers have reported themselves as a target for this scam. The text falsely notifies customers that they have been locked out of their online account due to security reasons. … Bank of Ireland Text Message Read More »

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

Can You Hear Me Scam: How It Works Stop telemarketers calls. They have a bag of tricks that affect your credit card without you knowing it. Say your phone rings and you answer it. The other person says, “Can you hear me?” As weird as this may sound, do not respond. As a matter of … "Can You Hear Me?" Is The Latest Trap Question From Telemarketers Read More »

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Claim Back Bank Charges

How the scam works: Are you interested to claim back bank charges? Be careful about the newest scam around, the Reclaim Bank Charges aka Claiming Bank Account Fees Back Scam. How does the scam work? Criminals call thousands of people every day claiming to reimburse bank fees that were withdrawn recently from the recipient’s account. … Claim Back Bank Charges Read More »

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Email Account Hack With Mobile Phone

How Scammers Hack Into Your Email Account (with video below) This email hack is one of the most clever scams in order to get access to your inbox. Cybercriminals can now easily access your email account just by knowing your email address and your mobile phone number – no password required! Many email providers –such … Email Account Hack With Mobile Phone Read More »

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IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam

IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam: How It Works VoIP phone services make it easy to sign up for multiple telephone numbers with little more than a credit card number. Because they’re so easy to get, they make an easy medium for telephone scams. By using multiple VoIP numbers and computer bots to make legions of … IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam Read More »

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Civil Complaint Against You

How The Scam Works: (with scam caught on camera video below) Your phone rings. You pick up and hear a recording that states a fax was received with a civil complaint against you (or your daughter, son, brother, etc). The message adds that they will send the documents to appear in court. In a different variation of … Civil Complaint Against You Read More »

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Paramedic Call

How the scam works: (with video below) The Paramedic Call Scam is an insidious con that plays with the victim’s desire to protect those they love most. You receive a call out of the blue and the person at the other end says is a paramedic informing you that one of your loved ones is … Paramedic Call Read More »

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Caller ID Number Spoofing

Caller ID Spoofing: How It Works Caller ID Spoofing or “Number Spoofing” is a very efficient way for scammers to get your personal information. They make their caller ID appear to be that of an official organization: a bank, a police officer, or another trusted organization. Then they ring the victims using threats or … Caller ID Number Spoofing Read More »

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WeChat Scams

WeChat Scams: How They Work WeChat (or Weixin) is an iOS and Android app that has gained popularity around the world, with 438 million users worldwide, 368 million of those users hailing from China. With such a large user base, it’s no wonder that scams have finally popped up. This comes after China has closed … WeChat Scams Read More »

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LINE App Text Message

LINE App Message Scam: How It Works LINE is a great application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers. Its users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, as well as hold free audio or video conferences. Launched in 2011 and having over 560 millions users worldwide, LINE can … LINE App Text Message Read More »

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Free Trip: International Waters Fee

How the scam works: You’re performing your daily routines and the phone rings in your pocket or purse. An automated voice delivers a message. “You only have to answer to a two-question survey today in order to get your name in a draw for a free 7-day trip to Hawaii”. You have a minute to … Free Trip: International Waters Fee Read More »

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