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

Timeshare Offer

Free Cruise Trick: The Timeshare Nightmare (with explanatory video below) You receive a phone call. It’s a tape-recorded message with […]
August 12, 2020

Free Gift Delivery

Free Gift Delivery Scam: How It Works (with video below) You receive a voicemail or letter in the mail informing you […]
August 12, 2020

Funeral Home Balance

How the scam works: You are going through a rough time after losing one of your family members. The funeral […]
August 12, 2020

Grandparents Call

Grandmother Scam: How It Works (with video below) Picture this: your 90-year old grandmother receives a phone call, which goes like […]
August 12, 2020

Collection Call: Utility Bill Not Paid

Unpaid Utilities Invoice Scam: How It Works This scam has been doing its rounds again in the past couple of […]
August 12, 2020

Health Official Inspection

How The Health Inspection Scam Works: If you own a restaurant or any other business that sells food, you are […]
August 12, 2020

Account Deactivation Text

How the scam works: It has been reported that cell phone owners are receiving text messages from their banks informing […]
August 12, 2020

Air Miles/WestJet/Expedia Fake Points

Frequent Flyer Rewards Scam: How It Works (with video below) Who wouldn’t like more points and rewards with loyalty programs […]
August 12, 2020

Civic Recognition Award Scam

Civic Recognition Award Scam: How It Works (with video below) Imagine this scenario: You receive a congratulatory phone call or […]
August 12, 2020
Scammer Phone Number Lookup

Scammer Phone Number Lookup: The Finder Trick

How To Find Any Phone Number: The Scam If you wonder how to find any phone number online, don’t fall […]
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