South Sudan Call Scam: How It Works This week you may receive a call from a South Sudan area code number that starts with +211. Mobile phones worldwide have been ringing these days being called by automated software that targets people willing to call or text back. The scam is very similar to the one occurred not … Getting Calls From South Sudan? Don’t Ring or Text Back Read More »
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.
Using Your Fingerprint on Smartphones Is Not As Safe As It Used To Be The Touch ID is a great feature used on iPhones and Android devices to keep our mobile data safe by asking us for a fingerprint. This security measure is supported by many apps, too, asking for our thumb to send payments. … Beware of the Fingerprint and Touch ID Scam Read More »
What Happens When You Answer a Call From Your Own Number You may still receive calls from numbers that look a lot like yours, but criminals have taken it a step further this week. The newest trap is now a call that comes from your own number! How does the scam work? Watch the … If You Receive a Call From Your Own Number Do Not Answer Read More »
Port Out Scam: How It Works Criminals are trying to get into your bank account these days by stealing your phone number through the Port Out Scam. The scheme takes advantage of the fact that many bank accounts have password-recovery options tied to mobile phone numbers. What is a port out, in telecommunication verbiage? Port … Port Out Scam Read More »
Spoofed Calls: How They Work Did you get calls on your mobile phone displaying numbers that look similar to yours, maybe one-two digits off? Here is the scam exposed, with a great video. Learn how to stop spoofing calls, how to report a phone number that keeps calling, and how to stop getting calls from … Have You Received Calls From Numbers That Look A LOT Like Yours? Here’s Why Read More »
Free Nursing Home Stay Scam: How It Works There is a new wave of telephone scams going around that are preying on the ellderly. After targeting seniors, criminals call them claiming to represent a real estate company. They tell the victims that they “won the right to a place in a nursing home”. As the … Free Nursing Home Stay Read More »
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 »
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 »
How The Tonga Call Scam Works: Have you been receiving calls from a Tonga area code? The numbers start with (676) 848—-. Thousands of phones have been ringing these days everywhere, being called by automated software that targets people willing to call or text back (learn how to stop scam calls here). Those who reply … Calls From Tonga – Do Not Ring or Text Back Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Got A Call Promising A Google Business Listing On The First Page? (with video below) The phone rings. You pick up. An automated machine tells you that the company calling guarantees the placement of our website on Google’s first page and can provide unlimited clicks within 24 hours. Alternatively, you might be asked to press … First Page On Google Business Listing Calls Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »