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How the scam works:

(with video below) This scam is targeted at business owners so if you're one of them watch out! Criminals send you a fax requiring info on your company’s prices, services, or catalogs.

It could be anything that requires you sending a fax back. Their request looks very legitimate. Scammers want the victims to send a fax back because the number given is a premium rate number, which charges sometimes $5/ minute. They are looking for the fax back to be long enough just so it takes a few good minutes for you to send it.

Watch the video below to see in action how these sneaky premium lines work.

How Premium Rate Numbers Work Video

How to avoid:

Research to see if the number provided is a hot-line. Also, check the initial document for fine print, which is required to be there on behalf of the premium line.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


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