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Scam Alerts

Strange Phone Call? 10 Signs That It’s a Scam

We’ve all gotten the occasional strange phone call that almost seems like it could be for real. However, more often than not, it’s a scam! Watch out for these 10 signs of a phony call, and protect yourself from being duped or swindled.

You’ve won a prize! It’s very unlikely that you’ve won any contests, unless you actually entered one recently. However, there’s one sign that a supposed “prize” is definitely a scam: the caller asks you to provide your credit card information so that you can cover “processing” or “shipping and handling” fees. Hang up right away and block that caller— what they’re after is a fabulous handout, not sending you a fabulous reward. Want a foreign lottery ticket? It’s illegal for United States citizens to buy foreign lottery tickets, but even if they could, you wouldn’t get the money anyway. Don’t send money to someone in a foreign country and expect them to actually send you a lottery ticket.
You need to “save” your money. Uh oh. The caller says your bank has been hacked, or has been investigated for fraud. You’ll need to move your money somewhere safe. Sure, the scam caller’s pockets might be “safe”, but you’ll never get that money back. Remember, if there is ever any security breach in your bank, your bank will let you know, and you won’t need to move funds. Instead, you’ll be issued a new credit or debit card.
Your computer has an issue. Bottom line is— no it doesn’t. Microsoft or Apple will never call you to tell you there’s something wrong with your computer. Scammers use scare tactics to get computer owners to share their screens to let them “fix” the “problem”. Once they have access to your screen, they’ll have access to your personal information. Hang up right away and block the caller.
An extended warranty for your car. The caller says that the warranty on your vehicle is about to expire, but that they can sell you an extended one, as long as you pay right away. Even if they claim to be from your car company, these calls are more often fake than not. Hang up and call your car dealership, and block the caller.
The caller doesn’t identify himself. Scam callers will almost always try to deflect your questions and keep their identities hidden. They’ll focus the call on asking YOU questions or threatening you, ultimately trying to get you to leave all reason behind and make a payment out of fear.
The caller is very insistent. Even if the caller says they are from a charity, don’t believe him if he becomes very insistent that you make a payment over the phone. Plenty of organizations solicit donations over the phone, but they do so in a polite manner. They do not ask you to fork over personal information.
The caller requires dubious payment methods. No legitimate company or institution, especially the IRS, is going to ask you to make payments using gift cards or Western Union. Hang up! It’s a scam.
No one answers. It’s either a prank call, or a scammer waiting for you to say something into the phone so he can know that your phone number connects to a living, breathing person. Some scammers then sell “working” phone numbers to questionable companies.
The phone rings only once. You didn’t have a chance to answer, and you might wonder whether you should call back. Don’t do it! These “one and done” scams work on the premise that your curiosity will get the best of you, and you’ll call the number back. When you do, you’ll be transferred to an automated pay-per-minute system that will keep you on line for as long as possible, in order to rack up phony charges.
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What to Do When You Get a Threatening Phone Call

It’s the type of call you hope and pray you never receive— but the probability of getting one is much higher this year than ever before.

Some threatening phone calls involve scammers trying to swindle you into sending them a “ransom” for a “kidnapped” family member, others attack you personally, attempting to persuade you to pay up or pay the consequences.

Other types of phone harassment or threatening calls could involve the following situations:

The caller rings and then hangs up after you answer
The caller asks you repeatedly if you can “hear” them (trying to get you to say “yes” so they can record your voice and use it)
The person refuses to identify himself
The person pretends to call from a local number (neighbor spoofing)
The person pretends to be someone he isn’t (like an IRS agent or Microsoft technician)
The caller calls repeatedly, many times per day
The caller uses threatening language to intimidate you into doing what they want
The caller annoys you with offers for products
The caller asks for your personal information
The caller tries to persuade you to give up personal info in order to claim a “prize”
Here’s what to do if you receive a threatening call: If it is someone you know, hang up and block the number. If they reach you from a different number, report them to the police. Remember, the police can only help you if you are able to identify the person. Note: if the caller is threatening you or a family member, and you believe the situation may be real, stall the caller and have someone nearby call your family member to assure that the call is fake, or call law enforcement or emergency services.
If you do not know the caller, hang up and block the number. Don’t engage with scammers. Report the number at everycaller.com so that others will know that the number is spam.
Download a call blocker to your phone to avoid receiving spam calls. Call blocking apps like Call Control will also block known scammers from calling your phone, and any numbers that other members report.
If you are repeatedly harassed by the same caller (perhaps because they continue to change numbers), gather all the information you have and report the caller to the police. If the number is spoofed, they may not be able to track the caller, so keep in mind that law enforcement may not be able to solve your problem. Your best bet is to protect yourself with a call-blocking app.
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Call Scam Watch: “Spoofed” Numbers

A number similar to yours appears on your Caller ID. The area code is the same, and maybe even the next two digits as well.

You might think it’s your neighbor calling, but there’s a fairly big chance it isn’t.

That’s because research has shown that about 50% of all calls in 2019 will be unsolicited. In addition, it’s getting easier and easier for scammers to “spoof” numbers.

What is “spoofing”? Spoofing a number simply refers to “tricking” a phone’s Caller ID into displaying a false number. “Neighbor spoofing” is when scammers use a false number similar to your own. Neighbor spoofing allows criminals to call from foreign countries and make you believe that they’re calling from next door.

The dangers of spoofing Nowadays, it’s common to only answer the phone when we see a number that “seems” trustworthy.

Unfortunately, we now can’t trust local numbers either.

Rebecca Schulte of West Hollywood, California told CNBC News about a terrifying spoofed call that she received in the summer of 2018. Since the call appeared to be from a familiar number, she decided to answer. On the other end, a man told her that he had witnessed a terrible car crash, and had discovered Rebecca’s number in the victim’s phone.

Knowing that her father had been out on the road, Rebecca immediately asked if the man’s name was Brian.

“Is your name Brian?” she heard the caller ask in the background. The caller confirmed that the man was indeed named Brian, and added that he was gravely injured and bleeding.

As Rebecca began to sob, the man went on to demand payment in order to save her father’s life. With that, Rebecca immediately recognized the call as a scam, and hung up.

How to block spoofed calls How can you avoid a neighbor-spoofing call if there’s no way to tell whether it’s spoofed or not? What if it really is your neighbor on the other end calling about an emergency, or a concerned teacher calling from your grandchild’s school about an incident?

Luckily, Call Control has introduced a new feature within their call-blocking app that now recognizes spoofed calls and blocks them before they reach you!

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With Call Control, you can block spoofed calls, as well as other types of unwanted calls, including scam calls, telemarketers, political calls, and robocalls. Need to block calls from your landline? Check out Call Control Home.

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