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If you receive a call from an unknown foreign phone number, you must do this

If you receive a call from an unknown foreign phone number, you must do this

The phone rings and an unknown number from abroad appears, such as Algeria or Tunisia. What can you do best and most importantly, what not? Criminals try to strike through all kinds of digital avenues. They always come up with new, fraudulent tricks. For examp.....

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Lottery Scams: Some scammers falsely use Mega Millions name

Lottery Scams: Some scammers falsely use Mega Millions name

“You’ve won the lottery!” It’s something that many people want to hear. But sometimes those words come from scammers who are trying to steal your money. Some of those scammers have falsely identified themselves as being affiliated with Mega Millions. N.....

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U.S. Marshals, FBI Urge Public to Report Phone Scams Spoofers using government phone numbers

U.S. Marshals, FBI Urge Public to Report Phone Scams Spoofers using government phone numbers

Spoofers using government phone numbers, government employees’ names, demanding payment via bitcoin ATMs. During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. They then tell victims t.....

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Scam targeting Chinese immigrants or people with Chinese surnames

Scam targeting Chinese immigrants or people with Chinese surnames

Scammers are calling and leaving voicemails in Mandarin, from numbers appearing to originate from mainland China, claiming to be from the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulates, or from Chinese law enforcement agencies. These callers request that you pick up a pa.....

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Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers

Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers

Recently, Chinese robocalls have been bombarding the U.S. in growing numbers. The calls go out in Mandarin, apparently indiscriminately but in hopes of tapping into a Chinese immigrant population. The robocall’s voice typically claims to be from the Chinese .....

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Jackson library warns  involving book fines phone scam

Jackson library warns involving book fines phone scam

Jackson Library in Southern Michigan. "The Jackson District Library does not take payments over the phone or ask for account information from our patrons over the phone," assistant director Jason Shoup said. “We're asking that all our patrons please do not g.....

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Avoid internet and phone crowdfunding scams

Avoid internet and phone crowdfunding scams

These days, the online scams are much more sophisticated—but all of them involve one thing: trust. And whenever trust is involved, scams are present too. One of the most recent trends in scamming involves crowdfunding. For the unaware, crowdfunding is simply.....

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How to identify and report phone fraud in the U.S.

How to identify and report phone fraud in the U.S.

elephone scammers try to steal your money or personal information. Scams may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or text messages. The callers often make false promises, such as opportunities to buy products, invest your money, or receive fre.....

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Use real personal information from banks to trick you, the latest phone scam

Use real personal information from banks to trick you, the latest phone scam

If you're hesitant to pick up your phone when you see an unknown number (or a familiar number), that's understandable. Fraudulent phone calls have reached an all-time high in recent years and scammed Americans out of billions of dollars. But no matter how savv.....

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Remind you how to distinguish between real debt collectors and scammers

Remind you how to distinguish between real debt collectors and scammers

Many people are unable to tell the difference between a legitimate collection agency and a scammer. But there are some red flags to watch for that indicate that the collection call you receive is probably not from a legitimate collection agency. Pay attention .....

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Several different forms of report on mobile phone fraud

Several different forms of report on mobile phone fraud

What is cell phone cloning fraud?
Subscriber fraud occurs when someone signs up for service with fraudulently obtained customer information or false identification. Lawbreakers obtain your personal information and use it to set up a cell .....

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The latest US phone scam: posing as a phone call from the Social Security Administration

The latest US phone scam: posing as a phone call from the Social Security Administration

Get a call from the Social Security Administration? It's the latest government imposter scam. Con artists steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year pretending to be with the government. No matter how official they seem, no matter how scary the situation sou.....

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Canadian scammers are posing as police or tax bureau officers calling you

Canadian scammers are posing as police or tax bureau officers calling you

According to the Vancouver Police Department, fraudsters are using a technique known as spoofing to display its non-emergency number and pretending to be officers.

Several reports have been filed with police by residents who received calls from some.....

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The latest malicious fraud targets your private account

The latest malicious fraud targets your private account

What’s your most important financial number? Is it your Social Security number? The number on your bank account? Text messages are often used by banks, businesses and payment services to verify your identity when you request updates to your account. Savvy.....

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Deceived FCC call center number in the Chinese consulate scam

Deceived FCC call center number in the Chinese consulate scam

The FCC has received reports that scammers are spoofing the FCC's Consumer Call Center number, 1-888-225-5322, as part of a Chinese-language robocall scam. Chinese-language calls that refer to, or display, 1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL-FCC) on caller ID are fraud.....

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Be wary of the Federal Court Scams that often occur in the US

Be wary of the Federal Court Scams that often occur in the US

Posing as judiciary officials, scammers target potential jurors, court interpreters, court reporters, and others by trying to collect personal information and/or money, and threatening fines, prison time or other penalties if they fail to comply with certain d.....

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Please be alert to One Ring calls in the United States in 2019

Please be alert to One Ring calls in the United States in 2019

One-ring calls may appear to be from phone numbers somewhere in the United States, including three initial digits that resemble U.S. area codes. But savvy scammers often use international numbers from regions that also begin with three-digit codes – for exam.....

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Teach you how to avoid phone scams

Teach you how to avoid phone scams

Whether a phone scammer is enticing you to save money on your utilities, threatening to shut off your electricity unless you pay an outstanding bill immediately, or pitching an unbelievably “low-cost” vacation opportunity, the most important thing you can .....

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Please Be Alert Charity Scams After a Disaster

Please Be Alert Charity Scams After a Disaster

When a natural disaster hits or a tragic event happens, you might be looking for ways to help the people and communities affected. Unfortunately, scammers also are busy trying to take advantage. You want to make sure your money gets in the hands of charities y.....

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We found the latest gift card scam

We found the latest gift card scam

We saw new trends in gift card fraud. This time, the scammer pretends to be a pastor, rabbi, pastor, Aima or bishop. For a valuable cause, they asked believers to donate money for gift cards. Appeals are usually sent by email, but we have also heard that peopl.....

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What To Do If You Get a Robocall

What To Do If You Get a Robocall

If you have a telephone, robocalls may be ruining your day. I'm Kati Daffan, an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. If the recording is a sales message and you.....

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Here tells you what to do with the Robocalls phone call

Here tells you what to do with the Robocalls phone call

Robocalls are at an epidemic level. There is hardly anything more annoying than answering a call. If you answer the phone and hear the recorded information instead of the field staff, it is a robocall. If the recording is a sales message and you have not recei.....

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What is the impact of medical insurance being leaked on you

What is the impact of medical insurance being leaked on you

Medical identity theft will happen directly to you. Like all identity theft, medical identity card thieves have ruined your life, but they can also tamper with your medical services, waste taxpayers' money and put you in a legal dilemma. Unlike credit card los.....

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Social security impersonation scam it is growing rapidly

Social security impersonation scam it is growing rapidly

Consumer advocates are raising an alert about a twist to an old impostor phone scam. It's called the "Social Security impostor scam." A blog at the Federal Trade Commission recently wrote: "In the shady world of government, the SSA scam may be the new IRS scam.....

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To protect your wallet, watch out for 473, 809 and 900 numbers

To protect your wallet, watch out for 473, 809 and 900 numbers

According to Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial, certain area codes can tip off potential victims that something is amiss. In the past, criminals used to hide behind "900 numbers" that racked up high charges, but the public quickly caught on.

Th.....

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