Recently there have been reports of Medicare phone scams across the country.
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Consumer debt continues its rapid increase in the United States. A 2015 study by NerdWallet found that the average American household has over $15,000 in credit card debt and over $130,000 in total debt.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey recently released an urgent consumer warning to all Mountain State residents about impostor phone scams. Criminals have been using numbers from the West Virginia phone book to call residents throughout the state.
Phone scammers usually try to target vulnerable groups of people, such as the elderly or immigrants, however another group that is being heavily targeted are military personnel.
According to top industry specialists, almost everyone's personal information has ALREADY been stolen in one form or another. And it is just a matter of time of when it will happen again.
Annoyed with myself for even giving him 20 seconds of my time and wondering how these phone solicitors ever get any work anyway by making cold calls, I shot off a fast status update to Facebook describing what had just happened. That's where a friend turned the real lightbulb on for me.
"I caught it in time," she said, "I was up to midnight making calls and working online" to mitigate the damages, she said