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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Claim Back Bank Charges

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Email Account Hack With Mobile Phone

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AppleLucky Message Scam

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IRS Telephone Via VoIP Scam

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First Page On Google Business Listing Calls

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Civil Complaint Against You

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Paramedic Call

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Caller ID Number Spoofing

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WeChat Scams

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LINE App Text Message

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Voice Message Email Scam

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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 […]
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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 […]
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One-Ring Call Scam

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Investigation Phone Call Scam

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