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Scam Alerts

How You Can Get Swindled by Call Scammers Without Ever Saying a Word

It’s true that most scammers need to talk to you in order to get your information. Just think of all the IRS impersonators out there. They love to scare you into sending them money through some ludicrous form of payment (gift cards, anyone?) However, some scammers can actually “get you” without you ever saying a word? How? Read on to find out:

Busy Call Center Scammers Call center fraudsters labor day in and day out, trying to get valuable consumer information and steal your identity, or the money right from your bank account! After all, it’s their full time job to do so.

Unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to harvest personal information, due to company data breaches and the so-called “dark web”. That means that vital information about YOU can fall into the grimy fingers of scammers. These criminals will then spend endless hours calling different companies to find out whether you have accounts with them. Armed with your personal info, they can then answer the verification questions that these companies may ask, and gain access to your accounts.

Even scarier is the fact that scammers have the time needed to make thousands of calls until they finally find a company that you do indeed have an account with.

In addition, there are only around 10,000 possible combinations for a bank account PIN number, so scammers sometimes make thousands of calls to banks, trying different pins until they get the correct one. It may seem like a waste of time, but if they have a “breakthrough”, it’s an instant jackpot, since they can enter your account, change your PIN, and wipe your account clean.

How to Protect Yourself Want to protect yourself against getting your information stolen? The best way to do it is by being very protective of your sensitive data. For example, imagine your spouse asks you, via text, what the PIN number is for a new account, since he’s forgotten it. You reply back with the number. Two days later, your phone gets stolen! To make matters worse, all your hard-earned cash suddenly disappears from your account shortly after. It’s obvious that the thief has made off with more than just your phone— he now knows your PIN number, and perhaps some other personal information, including the phone numbers of all your friends and loved ones.

Don’t send personal information over text message, and don’t give out your phone number freely. Retail companies (and other companies) sometimes ask for it, but you aren’t technically required to give it out. The least amount of companies that have your info, the better. This isn’t being paranoid— it actually reduces your chances of becoming a victim in a security breach scandal. In addition, it’s a great idea to invest in a call blocker to make sure you always miss scammers when they call. Don’t forget to protect your landlines, too!

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Don’t Get Burned by These Summer Scams

Summer…it’s the perfect time to head to the beach and cash some savings in on a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, however, scammers are out to get some of your savings themselves. News reports indicate that certain call scams are on the rise during these summer months. So, after you slather on the sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays, make sure you’ve got a call blocker installed on your cell phone and landline phone to protect yourself from telemarketers and robocalls.

1. “Criminal Charges” In this scam, a caller informs someone that he has criminal charges against him, demanding payment in order for the charges to be dropped. Normally the call recipient will be encouraged to call a number to arrange payment, and the voicemail of this number may include a fake recorded message indicating that the caller has reached a law enforcement office. Scammers that use this scheme are often intimidating and very persistent.

2. Social Security Scheme Scammers impersonate Social Security Administration employees, saying that there is a problem with your card or your benefits. They may ask for all or part of your social security number or your date of birth. You should not give them any personal information, and if they ask you to call a certain number, do not call it.

3. Dish Network Scam This scam involves a supposed Dish Network employee informing you that there is a problem with your satellite TV service. The scammer may ask for your personal information, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, and bank account information. They will also normally ask for payment for “repair services”. Do not send any payment, and if you are a Dish Network customer, call the Dish Network number on your contract or statement.

4. Vacation “Offers” Beware vacation offers that are too good to be true, such as “free” cruises and heavily discounted hotel rates. Oftentimes fishy hotel or cruise line employees will call and offer vacation packages that turn out to either have “fine print” (exclusions or costs that they don’t want you to be aware of) or are complete scams. Some scammers have even been known to sell reservations for hotel rooms that they don’t own, tricking consumers into sending them all or some of the room cost. If you get a call from a hotel or tourist agency, find the hotel or agency’s number online and call it to make sure you’re not being scammed.

Finally, IRS Scam Perpetrators Are Brought to Justice

There’s some good news (finally) when it comes to call scams: The United States Department of Justice announced on July 20th that twenty-one individuals who participated in large-scale money laundering and fraud schemes have been convicted and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Hearings took place in Houston, Texas, although the perpetrators resided in California and seven other U.S. states.

The con artists used at least five call centers located in India to make bulk calls to U.S. citizens, in many cases defrauding them of thousands of dollars. Most of the callers claimed to be from the IRS or U.S. immigration officials. They threatened call recipients with dire consequences, such as jail or deportation, if they did not pay up. In most cases, they demanded payments to be made through wire transfers or prepaid gift cards.

“One of the most significant victories to date" The convictions came after what was the largest-scale prosecution ever to target the Indian call scam industry.

“This case represents one of the most significant victories to date in our continuing efforts to combat elder fraud and the victimization of the most vulnerable members of the U.S. public,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

Sending a message For years, scammers have been hiding behind false identities and number spoofing to keep from getting caught. More often than not, the calls are placed from foreign countries, such as India, which means the perpetrators are less likely to be caught. U.S. officials hope that this latest conviction will send a message to scammers that they can no longer continue to target the elderly, immigrants, and other vulnerable citizens with their schemes, and get away with it.

“Today’s sentences should serve as a strong deterrent to anyone considering taking part in similar scams, and I hope that they provide a sense of justice to the victims, as well,” said HSI Acting Executive Associate Director Derek N. Benner. “There is no safe haven from U.S. law enforcement.”

How to Protect Yourself from Scams Nevertheless, there are still many scammers out “on the loose”, gathering more phone numbers and making more phone calls. Many of them never have, and never will be, caught and brought to justice. Luckily, however, there are ways to protect yourself from their calls. Download a call-blocking app to your smartphone, and get a landline spam call blocker to avoid answering fraudulent calls.