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.

August 12, 2020

First Page On Google Business Listing Calls

Got A Call Promising A Google Business Listing On The First Page? (with video below) The phone rings. You pick […]
August 12, 2020

Civil Complaint Against You

How The Scam Works: (with scam caught on camera video below) Your phone rings. You pick up and hear […]
August 12, 2020

Hilton/Marriott/Hyatt Hotels Vacation Call

Crooks Make Calls Claiming to be from Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott Calls: How The Scam Works Imagine this scenario: […]
August 12, 2020

Paramedic Call

How the scam works: (with video below) The Paramedic Call Scam is an insidious con that plays with the victim’s […]
August 12, 2020

Caller ID Number Spoofing

Caller ID Spoofing: How It Works Caller ID Spoofing or “Number Spoofing” is a very efficient way for scammers […]
August 12, 2020

WeChat App Scam

WeChat Scams: How They Work WeChat (or Weixin) is an iOS and Android app that has gained popularity around the […]
August 12, 2020

LINE App Text Message

LINE App Message Scam: How It Works LINE is a great application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers. […]
August 12, 2020

Voice Message E-mail Scam

Voicemail Email Scam: How It Works Similar to the WhatsApp Voicemail Scam, this one comes to you via email. […]
August 12, 2020

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 […]
August 12, 2020

Free Cruise: International Waters

How the scam works: (with videos below) You’re performing your daily routines and the phone rings in your pocket or […]
August 12, 2020

One-Ring Call Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) This has been reported to happen very often lately as criminals use auto-dialers […]
August 12, 2020

Investigation Phone Call Scam

Investigation Phone Call Scam: How It Works (with video below) This fraudulent activity is targeted at those who shop at […]
August 12, 2020

Your Bank Card Is Not Working

Credit Card Not Working Scam: How It Works The criminal – impersonating a bank employee in your city – calls […]
August 12, 2020

Kik Freebie Scam

Kik Scams: How They Work Using Names Like KikBounty or KikGifts Similar to some Tik Tok scams, this one works […]
August 12, 2020

MI5 Security Scam (UK)

How the scam works: MI5 is a home security agency located in the UK. They have publicly warned customers – […]
August 12, 2020

Counterfeit Money Call Scam

How the scam works: Individual scam artists do some heinous things, but when scammers band together to play their games […]
August 12, 2020

Free Groceries For Seniors Scam

How the scam works:  We all have elderly relatives that we look out for, and this latest scam makes it […]
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