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

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

Fake Life Alert

Fake Life Alert Device: How It Works (with video below) Scams that target the elderly are especially heinous, and this […]
August 12, 2020

Health Insurance Exchange

How the scam works: The Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare in the US – has caused a […]
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

Senior Emergency Care

Emergency Call Button For Elderly Fraud: How It Works (with video below) It’s an universal fact that criminals have no […]
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 […]
August 12, 2020

Copy Machine Call

Copy Machine Supplier Scam: How It Works As any office worker knows, getting phone calls about the state of your […]
August 12, 2020

Shares vs Carbon Credits

How the scam works: Scams involving bilking the elderly out of their hard-earned savings are especially heinous. Many elderly victims […]
August 12, 2020

Deceased Spouse Insurance

How the scam works: When a spouse dies there are so many things that need to be handled almost simultaneously. […]
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