In the news - articles related to phone scams and phone fraud. Stay informed with the latest types of scams & telephone fraud happening around the country.
Komando - Feb 03, 2017
More than likely, you are one of the billions of active Facebook users. That's right, billions! It's estimated that there are nearly 2 billion active monthly users worldwide. With that many people participating on the social media site, problems are bound to arise. If something did go wrong, how would you contact Facebook? You really need to be careful in trying to make contact, it could result in a nasty scam.
12news.com - Feb 02, 2017
It can make you a victim with one simple word, and it's officially made its way to Arizona. According to the attorney general's office, reports of the "Can you hear me?" phone scam have been coming in the last few days. Arizonans should be aware.
WAVY-TV - Feb 02, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities say there’s a phone scam going around in Norfolk. Police say scammers are calling people, claiming that the person on the other end of the phone has missed jury duty in Norfolk this week. The scammer then says the victim needs to bring two money orders to City Hall and pay at the kiosk in the lobby. They are then directed to bring the bond voucher they receive from the kiosk to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. There, the victim is told to speak with Deputy Brown or Lieutenant Collins who will issue them a cashier’s check back for the amount they paid.
NBC2 News - Jan 31, 2017
LEE COUNTY - If you receive a call and the caller asks, "Can you hear me?", you might end up a victim to fraud if you say "Yes." It's the latest phone scam targeting millions across the country, including Southwest Florida.
CBS Local - Jan 31, 2017
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities in Tarrant County have issued a public warning about a phone scam, where victims are tricked into thinking that they owe money to a law enforcement agency. The suspect then attempts to convince the victim to buy Green Dot Money Cards.
SILive.com - Jan 30, 2017
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Law enforcement officials around the country are warning people to beware of a possible phone scam that starts off with the line: "Can you hear me?" Don't answer. Hang up.
USA TODAY - Jan 27, 2017
SEATTLE — A growing "Can you hear me?" phone scam can make you a victim if you utter just one word: "Yes." This is how it works, according to the Better Business Bureau: An automated call provides an introduction and identifies a business or agency. After the intro, the recording will ask if you can hear clearly.
WNYT - Jan 26, 2017
WATERFORD -- Police in Waterford are warning residents about a new phone scam targeting local residents. It starts as a text message claiming to be from Key Bank Security. The receiver is then told to call 375-2162. That number then instructs the caller that there is an issue and the caller must leave their banking information along with their social security number. If you receive a text or call like this, hang up. It's a scam.
NorthJersey.com - Jan 26, 2017
The state’s Board of Public Utilities is considering a new area code for South Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. The board found out in October 2015 that the 609 area code would run out of available numbers in 2018 if a new area code was not added to that part of the state. The process is called “area code relief” and it happens when a new code is added by either redrawing the existing boundary lines or adding a new area code to the existing geographic area, the BPU said in a release Wednesday.
WXYZ - Jan 26, 2017
CLINTON TOWNSHIP., Mich. (WXYZ) - When Mary Kuczborski of Clinton Township answers her phone, she doesn't expect to be hit with questions. But that's what happened Thursday evening. "When it came on it was a gentleman, nice voice, and he says, 'can you hear me?,'" Kuczborski said.