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

Malware on Android Phones

Beware of Malware Attacks on Your Android Phone (with video below) FBI recently issued an alert regarding malware attacks on […]
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Utility Bills Paid by Federal Assistance

Utilities Bill Payment Scam: How It Works (with video below) This scam is spreading very fast since it’s perpetrated through […]
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Courier Pick Up Scam

How The Scam Works: (with video below) Beware of the Compromised Credit Card scam happening these days, also known as […]
August 12, 2020

IRS Call Survey

How the scam works: Scammers call households pretending to be IRS (Internal Revenue Service in US) employees conducting telephone surveys. Alternatively, […]
August 12, 2020

Missed Text Message

One Question Text Message Scam: How It Works Be very careful these days. Similar to the One-Ring Call Scam, this […]
August 12, 2020

iPhone 6 Tester Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) Many iPhone users have reported receiving a text message or a pop-up on […]
August 12, 2020

Best Buy/Apple/Netflix Text Message

Best Buy Gift Card Deal Scam: How It Works The consumer electronics giant Best Buy is still going strong in […]
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Veterans Outreach Center

Veterans Outreach Center Impersonators

Beware of fake Veterans Outreach Center representatives, calling at dinner time and asking for donations. Here is how the scam works:
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Utilities Fake Rebates

How the scam works: Scammers call you posing as legitimate workers offering a rebate for their services, in exchange for […]
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Reimbursed Bank Fees

How the scam works: Scammers call thousands of people every day, claiming to reimburse bank fees that were withdrawn recently […]
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Ringtone Download

Cell Phone Ringtone Download Scam: How It Works You receive a text message inviting you to download a new ringtone. It […]
August 12, 2020

Kidnapped Relative Scam

How the scam works: This would have probably seemed exaggerated a couple of years ago, but because 2011 recorded an […]
August 12, 2020

Somebody Hit Your Car

How the scam works: This is another scam that you might consider too easy to detect, but seniors usually don’t. […]
August 12, 2020

Sticker for Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Sticker Scam: How It Works Scammers call claiming to be from the local Department of Public Safety (DPS) […]
August 12, 2020

Submit Corporate Minutes

How the scam works: This scam occurs regularly in states where corporations are required by law to submit annual reports. […]
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Telephone Line Technician

How the scam works: You might receive a phone call from somebody claiming to be a technician with your telephone […]
August 12, 2020

TTY Scams

How the scam works: TTY stands for Teletypewriter and is a phone service intended to allow the hearing-impaired to communicate […]
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