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

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
a sum of 95 was sent to you text message

Fake eTransfer Text Message

“A Sum of $95.19 Was Sent To Tou By Your Phone Cmp” Did you receive the following text message: “A […]
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 […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Discount Phone Call

How The Scam Works: Caller ID has been a blessing for many of us, allowing us to speak to who […]
August 12, 2020

TV Promotion Scam

How the scam works: DishTV is a very popular satellite television service provider, competing with cable television and ranking high […]
August 12, 2020

Inmate Release

How the scam works: While there have been many documented cases of various scams being run by inmates in prison, […]
August 12, 2020

Credit Union Account Unlocked

How the scam works: Scams involving criminals trying to get victims to communicate their account information to them are nothing […]
August 12, 2020

Bluetooth Interception

Bluetooth Interception: How It Works Here is a scam that’s happening right now. Educate yourself and share this with your […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Do Not Call Registry

Do Not Call Registry Scam: How It Works The National Do Not Call Registry has been a great tool for […]
August 12, 2020

Fraud Protection Agency Call Scam

How the scam works: Keeping yourself safe from scams takes a lot of vigilance and involves educating yourself. It can […]
August 12, 2020

Bankers’ Association Refund

How the scam works: Banking fees are a bane of everyone’s existence, and it seems like they go up every […]
August 12, 2020

Property Watch Offer

Property Watch Offer Scam: How It Works Many communities and neighbourhoods have implemented property watch programs to help keep homeowners’ […]
August 12, 2020

TV Channels Upgrade

TV Channels Upgrade Scam: How It Works (with video below) The scam happening this week involves the name of the well-known […]
August 12, 2020

Call from Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office Call Scam: How It Works (with video below) We all want to be good citizens and sometimes just want […]
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