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

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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Wrong Number Voicemail

How the scam works: (with video below) Wouldn’t it be great if one day we just get the right phone […]
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Yellow Pages/411CanPages

How the scam works: Using the Yellow Pages’ logo and a fake registration form, scammers are trying to sell fake […]
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Your Employee is in Jail

How the scam works: You run a small business.Your workers are like family and you’d hate to hear of anything […]
August 12, 2020

Jamaican Area Codes

How the scam works: If you are a US citizen, be very careful when you are required to call certain […]
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Jury Duty Absence

Missing Jury Duty Scam: How It Works What happens if you miss jury duty? A lot of bad things, indeed, […]
August 12, 2020

Living in Mexico

How The Living in Mexico Scam Works: Scammers target North-American citizens living in Mexico by looking in the phone book. […]
August 12, 2020

International Calling Cards Fraud

International Calling Call Cards Fraud: How It Works You probably don’t use international calling cards much, since technology now allows […]
August 12, 2020

Lottery Winning Call or Email

Here is how the Lottery scam works. It could be a prize from a company such as Bank of America, Dream Lottery, Publishers Clearing House, or even a charity lottery.
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Lower Interest Rate

Lower Interest Rate Scam: How It Works (with recording of a real scammer below) The phone rings. You answer. An […]
August 12, 2020

Microsoft Tech Support

Microsoft Tech Scam aka Free Security Check: How It Works (with scam caught on camera video below) The growing number […]
August 12, 2020

Military Family Member

How the scam works: If any of your family members are in the army, you might receive a phone call one day, […]
August 12, 2020

Mobile Numbers Go Public

Mobile Numbers Go Public Scam: How It Works (with video below) Scammers send mass e-mails, phone texts, Twitter posts, or […]
August 12, 2020

Pacquiao Show Text Message

Manny Pacquiao Text Message: How The Scam Works Multiple world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has a TV game show called […]
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Payday Loans

How The Scam Works: (with video below) Criminals claim to be the reps of companies that offers payday loans, which […]
August 12, 2020

Pet Found Reward

Lost Your Pet? Beware of the Reward Scam! Your beloved dog Churchill got out under the fence again–but this time, […]
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