Phone scams have always been a big problem, and some of the most devious scams are becoming increasingly popular with the advancement of technology. These scams may cost the victim all his savings. Therefore, it is important to understand the different types of scams and how to avoid them. These are some of the most common phone scams.
• Coronavirus scam: deceive people by saying "cure".
• Online shopping scam: Attempts to impersonate the customer service of Amazon or other shopping websites.
• Lottery, sweepstakes and contest scams: The scammer will call the victim and say that they have won the jackpot. You are required to pay fees and taxes in advance.
• Grandparents, neighbor scams: scammers will pretend to be grandchildren, relatives or neighbors to call victims.
• Investment scam: Provide investment that guarantees high returns.
• Tax scam: The scammer pretended to be a staff member of the Internal Revenue Service.
• Dating and romance scams: Scammers pretend to be potential life partners.
• Prepaid loan scam: When applying for a loan, the scammer will ask you to pay the deposit and handling fee first.
• Robocall scam: Robocall is a call to your mobile phone or landline through automatic dialing.
• Work and employment scam: The scammer promises to provide high-paying jobs after the initial advance payment.
• Bank, credit card and online account fraud: The scammer pretends to be from your bank, saying that you are the victim of fraud.
• Charity and medical scams: Scammers are immoral and will use you to donate to false charities.
Do not answer or call back a phone number you don’t recognize.
If you answer the phone and are asked to answer "yes" or "no" questions, please hang up.
If you answer the call and ask "yes" or "no", please hang up
Don't pay registration fees or shipping fees for so-called free products or prizes.
Please do not pay by gift card, prepaid debit card or wire transfer.
If someone asks a question you want to answer, please hang up
"Unavailable" called 1/4/22 at 5:08 pm. left no message and no ID. Return call to 814 400 5112 using another phone, man answered, saying this is national sheriff's coalition pact ...: I hung up. I support law enforcement personnel; but I am cautious of callers who never identify themselves or leave a message. Calls such as these are highly suspect.