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Scam Alerts

Nearly Half of Cell-Phone Calls Will Be Scams in 2019, Report Says

After analyzing over 50 billion calls made to customers of T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Sky, Virgin Mobile, and Sprint Prepaid mobile networks, among others, call management solutions company First Orion announced that about 50% of all calls made to mobile lines in 2019 will most likely be fraudulent.

That means that half of your incoming calls will be from people you don’t know— or worse—people who want to make off with your hard-earned savings.

As technology gets smarter, scammers find more and more ways to use it to their advantage. Take “Neighbor-spoofing” for example. Scammers use this fairly new technique to trick your Caller ID into showing a number similar to yours. The number will often be in the same area code as your own—hence the name “neighbor-spoofing”.

2018 is drawing to a close, so why not prepare for this inevitable influx of unwanted calls ahead of time? Yes, you could just do nothing…and let those calls come in. You could block every scammer that calls you, one by one…but that means you’ll have to actually answer all those calls.

In addition, most telephone companies only allow you to block a limited amount of numbers.

For some companies, like Verizon, that number is as low as 5! (Verizon does allow you to block up to 20 numbers— but only if you pay $10 per month).

So, here’s what to do to take action!

Arm yourself against the 2019 barrage of scam calls: Avoid giving out personal information or your telephone number on social media, or to businesses. This decreases chances of it being bought or “harvested” by third parties or scammers.
Install a call-blocking app. Call control offers protection from unwanted calls to cell phones with the Call Control app, and protection for landlines with the Call Control Home system.
Register your number on the Do Not Call List. Although criminals do not heed this list, being on it may keep certain telemarketers and businesses from contacting you.

August 2018 Sets New All-Time Record for Robocalls

The data is in— and robocalls are up. There were a reported 4.2 billion robocalls in August 2018 alone, according to senior deputy attorney general Marguerite Sweeney.

This is the highest number of calls ever to be received in a single month. And if that information doesn’t scare you, consider the fact that robocalls are up about 26% from last year.

Nuisance calls have constantly been on the rise in the USA, and in the entire world, and consumers are looking for solutions. By law, telephone companies cannot block incoming calls. In addition, while some lawmakers want to toughen state restrictions on telemarketing, there’s only so much they can do.

For example, legislators in Indianapolis, Indiana are currently seeking to expand liability for phone soliciting, but they recognize that many illegal calls are outside state jurisdiction.

In addition, local authorities often don’t have the resources to track down criminals who make calls from other countries. Unfortunately that means that the large majority of scammers will never be caught.

However, the average consumer can still protect himself and his loved ones by taking several precautions:

Avoid giving out personal information or your telephone number on social media, or to businesses. This decreases chances of it being bought or “harvested” by third parties or scammers.
Install a call-blocking app. Call control offers protection from unwanted calls to cell phones with the Call Control app, and protection for landlines with the Call Control Home system.
Register your number on the Do Not Call List. Although criminals do not heed this list, being on it will keep certain telemarketers and businesses from contacting you.

Utah Scammer Caught with the Help of a Woman Who Reported Robocalls

Finally, another robocaller bites the dust. Travis Deloy Peterson of Utah is accused of soliciting donations from thousands of consumers across the US for a supposed charity for veterans, NBC reports.

He was caught with the help of Nancy McDaniel, a woman who was so sick of the constant calls that she kept track of every single one. The information she reported helped the Federal Trade Commission in Chicago find the culprit of the calls, and form a lawsuit against him.

The lawsuit states that Peterson has been running his fake charity under different names for the last few years, including “Veterans of America”, “Act of Valor”, and even the straightforward “Donate Your Car”.

The organization used various websites and millions of automatic calls and voicemail messages to persuade its victims to donate cars, houses, and even time shares. Many donors fell for the scheme because the “charity” promised tax write-offs for donations.

Peterson then allegedly sold and auctioned off those assets and used the money on himself. The FTC discovered that he spent the funds on personal vacations, dining, vehicles, and even dating services.

“He’s preying on people’s sympathies to get them to donate goods to help service members and veterans and then he’s using most of that money just for his own personal expenses,” Todd Kossow of the FTC told NBC.

According to the FTC, all the donations collected by Peterson over the past four years add up to about $500,000.

However, his assets have now been frozen and he’ll soon face judgment in court.

For Nancy McDaniel, that means that her persistence in logging and reporting the robocalls she received over the years has paid off. Although she never answered the phone, the scammer left many annoying recorded messages on her answering machine.

Luckily, she was able to detect right away that the “charity” was probably a scam, and she did not make any donations. Instead, she wrote down every number that called, and details about messages that were left. Although the numbers changed constantly, all the calls turned out to have the same origin.

All this information helped law enforcement build a case against Peterson. And even though there are plenty more criminal callers out there, at least this one won’t be able to make scam calls ever again.