phone scams

Cursing like a sailor into the phone doesn’t actually work, you know.
To convince callers they're legitimate, scammers often call repeatedly and leave voicemail reminders. Operating since the
Recently there have been reports of Medicare phone scams across the country.
Recently, there have been a number of cases in Tennessee of this phone scam threatening residents. This problem isn't just happening in Tennessee though.
A recent report from the Citizen's Advice revealed that over 4 Million people get scammed every year.
It isn't just in Oklahoma that the grandparent phone scam is happening. Sadly, it targets vulnerable seniors all over the
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But don't expect those calls to stop. Targeting the elderly is easy money.
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.
In any of the above cases do not press a number to be removed from a call list. When you get an automated call offering a
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.
Your computer company calls, claiming they've detected a virus on your PC and want to help you resolve the threat. You begin to worry and listen to the caller. What they are saying seems to make sense, but don't be so quick to follow their instructions.
I couldn't figure out what was going on until Dad showed me a phone bill with a total amount due of $2,132.41, and listing some 200 phone calls to/from 'Kingston' (Jamaica) and Las Vegas.
Where the public pressure needs to be applied, says Foss, is on the carriers themselves. The carriers thus far haven't been
The voice message left on our home phone sounded very convincing. Authoritative and with a hint of menace, the caller said that the IRS Crime Investigations Unit was about to file charges for tax evasion against us -- but if we called them back right away and could explain a few things to the caller, perhaps our imminent prosecution could be averted. But only if we called him back right away.
Who doesn't want to help at a time like this, right? They also choreographed it so they can capture our personal e-mail addresses