A new type of phone scam has entered circulation where cellular customers are receiving a phone call and a pre-recorded message informs them their cellular account has been suspended. The recording uses a well-spoken male voice and background music in an attempt to add a sense of legitimacy. Further voice prompts direct the victim to divulge personal and financial information.
Okanagan Mounties warn of new cell phone scam hitting region. Mounties in the South Okanagan have issued a warning about a phone scam being attempted in the region. Criminals are obtaining people.
It's been all over the news recently, but for anyone who hasn't heard about it yet, I wanted to post about it to warn everyone.
So please let us know if you've been the victim of a scam call so we can work to stop fraudsters in their tracks. BT Scam Calls. We've all had calls from people claiming to work for BT, when it's actually a scam. They often ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details. Don't be fooled, this is fraud. We take these cases very.
Data capture or phone-in. Another type of free offer is one people refer to as 'data capture'. The data is your information: phone number, address, email, age, hobbies, interests.
CBS News reports that authorities in Pennsylvania and Virginia have issued warning about the phone scam. In none of the reports, however, has an individual been scammed out of any money.
New sneaky cellphone scam you need to know about Authorities in Florida are now cautioning people about an emerging ploy where scammers are taking over accounts and attempting to purchase.
This year, scammers had even more opportunity with three new phones from Apple, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Now playing: Watch this: Should you get the iPhone 8 Plus, or wait for X?
Top 10 phone scams. 1. Windows scam. This is a highly-reported scam where the caller says they are calling from Windows and tells you that you have a virus on your computer. The caller goes on to warn the customer that their computer will become unusable if the problem is not fixed and offers to guide you through steps to fixing the problem. Instead of helping you he directs you to download a.
According to a CBC article, a farm family in Sasketchewan lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when a cell phone was stolen and their business bank account was emptied. This scam is another way.
And that’s not the only type of porting scam in the wild today—there’s also something called a SIM swap scam (also called “SIM hijacking”) that works similarly, but instead of porting your number to a new carrier, the attacker simply pretends to be you and requests a new SIM card for your account. They get the SIM, they get access to your number.
Scammers are constantly finding new ways to trick people and phone scams are changing all the time. If you’ve been the victim of a scam don’t be embarrassed to report it. It can happen to anyone. Report the scam to the police and also contact Action Fraud. The information you give to Action Fraud can help track down the scammer.
As noted on Krebs on Security, there’s a new phishing scam wherein scammers are able to spoof a legitimate phone call from Apple, thus increasing the odds that victims will hand over sensitive.
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But then criminals started using IMEI numbers to clone phones and run new kinds of scams. “If you buy second-hand from a retailer, make sure they have a good return policy.”.
This new service will be implemented through a program called “Scam ID”. T-Mobile stated that they will be analyzing incoming calls to their customers and they will compare the incoming numbers to a large database of numbers used by known scammers.
Current 2020 Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds Top 10 List of Scams of 2020. There are many ways to measure the largest scams, but most measure them by the number of people affected and the total dollars scammed. Our list focuses on the scams that you could avoid, those reported to the CFR, FTC, Fraud.org and BBB (Better Business Bureau).
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you’re going to want to hear! This Social Security phone scam involves a number showing up on your caller ID that appears to be from the SSA. But in reality, it’s from criminals intent on stealing your info. Social Security phone scam reported across the country.
The scam involves a scammer finding one’s name and phone number and then attempting to gather as much information about you. Then, the scammer uses this information to contact your mobile provider requesting your number be ported over to a new phone. Once they have the number ported over to a new device, they are able to gain access to internet accounts which require a text-to-phone code for.