Archive for the 'Telephone Scam' Category

Dialing For Your Hard-earned Dollars

Monday, March 24th, 2014

There’s a new scam going around that many people with a family name from South Asia probably know about; but if you don’t then consider yourself warned. In actuality, this scam has been around for years, targeting one group of people at a time. Right now, the people being targeted seem to [...]

“Missed a Call” Scam: Don’t Call Them Back!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

If  you’ve ever picked up you phone and have seen that you’ve missed a call from a number that you don’t recognize, you should think again before calling them back. One new scam that’s popped up recently is the one-ring phone scam. The perpetrators of this scam use auto-dialing programs in order to make thousands [...]

Vishing Scam: Watch Out For This One!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

A new type of scam that’s been gaining popularity as of late is something called a Vishing scam. Also known as a courier or not hangup scam, the con starts off when a scammer calls a consumer pretending to be affiliated with either a bank or with the police. They claim that the person’s credit [...]

IRS Phone Scams: Be Smarter Than Them

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Taxpayers, beware: the IRS has recently reported that there has been an increase of fraudsters impersonating IRS agents that call unsuspecting people across the country demanding they pay taxes that they don’t even owe to the government. The victims are often immigrants, who answer their phone only to be informed that they owe [...]

Government Grant Scams: Watch Out For Them!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

There’s a new type of fraudulent telephone fraud currently sweeping parts of the nation. The con is known as a Government Grant scam. The scam itself is quite simple. You receive a phone call from someone claiming to be associated with the US Government. They inform you that you have been awarded a substantial [...]

Dialing For Diabetics Scams

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

If you know some people that stay home all day or are elderly and retired then you should tell them to watch out for this scam. The Dialing for Diabetics scam comes off as a real phone call to help give older people discounted medical equipment or to aid them with their medicine. ­
This scam [...]

Do Not Trust That Car For Sale

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

What is a curber? Well, the curbing scam is actually a person who sells a car the old fashioned way. They advertise in a local newspaper, leave the car out in the open with a phone number attached, or they leave a flyer at a super market.  Now, this used to be the way to [...]

Scams Of The Future…Today!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The more technology grows, the more scams there will be in the future and even in the present. This past year has given us lots of great technology but scammers see that as another means to meet their devious ends. 2013 just means another year of upgrades and another year of having to train yourself [...]

Rent To Buy Scam: Don’t Lose That Title!

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Sometimes you need the extra cash when you own a home. The rent to buy scam is not the way to go at all and you should be on the lookout for these scammers that may cost you the very home you live in or own! This ploy is used by scammers to take your [...]

Credit Repair Scam: Not A Good Fix

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Unfortunately, sometimes you end up not having the best credit. There are many things that can happen that could lead to that point. Now, we won’t go into those things but if you are in dire straights you may be getting desperate to try something that would get you out of your situation. You could [...]