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

Pills Bought Illegal

How the scam works: If you live in the USA and just bought prescription pills online, you might receive a phone call […]
August 12, 2020

iPhone Cases Recall: A Glittery Scam

Recall Glitter iPhone Case Scam: How It Works Whenever a major manufacturer recalls faulty products – such as the Samsung […]
August 12, 2020

Police/FBI Set Up

How the scam works: You receive a phone call from somebody proposing a deal looking for help with depositing a check […]
August 12, 2020

Prisoner’s Treasure

How the scam works: This is probably one of the first scams ever invented and is also known as The […]
August 12, 2020

Red Light Tickets

Red Light Ticket Scam: How It Works The traffic infringement scams are back, in both the United States and Australia. […]
August 12, 2020

BBB Fake Employees

Fake Better Business Bureau Call: How It Works (with video below) As you probably know, the Better Business Bureau is a […]
August 12, 2020

Calamity Victim Waiting List

How the scam works: If you live in an area that has just been hit by a natural disaster (Hurricane […]
August 12, 2020

Card Inactive or Frozen

How the scam works: Scammers set non-stop phone calls, in the form of automated voice messages, alerting recipients that their […]
August 12, 2020

Cell Phone Radiation Protection Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) Watch out for the Cell Phone Radiation Protection scam happening these days. While […]
August 12, 2020

Collect Call from Prison

Collect Call From Prison: How The Scam Works (with video below) If you ever receive a phone call from your […]
August 12, 2020

Collection Call: Phone Bill Not Paid

Collection Call – Phone Bill Scam: How it Works (with video) You might ask yourself “Who called me from this […]
August 12, 2020

Collection Call: Subscription

How the scam works: You’re having your ritual post-work winding down session in front of the tube when you receive a […]
August 12, 2020

Customer Appreciation Call

Customer Appreciation Call Scam: How It Works (with video below) Creating customer loyalty has always been one of the most […]
August 12, 2020

Data Security Breach Text

How The Scam Works: It doesn’t matter what cell phone service provider you have, one day you might receive a text […]
August 12, 2020

DEA Call

DEA Call: How The Scam Works (with video below) DEA stands for the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration. If you […]
August 12, 2020

Economic Stimulus

Economic Stimulus: How The Scam Works This scam has been making a comeback this month, due to the insanely COVID-19 […]
August 12, 2020

Fax Back

How the scam works: (with video below) This scam is targeted at business owners so if you’re one of them […]
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