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.
KSLA-TV - Mar 30, 2016
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an ongoing telephone scam. According to police, victims receive a phone call from someone who says he or she is from the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Homeland Security.
NEWS10 ABC - Mar 28, 2016
Late last week, North Greenbush Police investigated a phone scam in which the caller was claiming to be from National Grid and called a local business to tell them that they were past due on their account.
MYFOXZONE.com - Mar 23, 2016
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning of a new phone scam primarily targeting Spanish-speaking consumers. The Attorney General’s Office says that scam artists posing as debt collectors call, claiming to represent the Texas Supreme Court. The callers then threaten a court appearance and fine if the victim does not send funds directly to the scammer.
Forbes - Mar 14, 2016
Scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents have managed to bilk tens of millions of dollars from unsuspecting taxpayers. But just as the IRS is ramping up coverage of the scams (phone scams made #2 on the IRS Dirty Dozen list this year), thieves are switching gears and trying something new.?? The IRS is now receiving reports of scammers calling and claiming that taxpayer information needs to be verified over the phone
WIAT 42 - Mar 11, 2016
A new IRS phone scam is targeting college students in mid-Michigan — and unfortunately it’s been successful.
C&G Newspapers - Mar 09, 2016
ROYAL OAK — Local police advise residents to take caution when receiving any suspicious calls, as a phone scam is circulating in the area.
Delaware 105. - Mar 08, 2016
A caller claiming to represent the utility threatens to shut off power unless a past-due balance is paid. The recipient of the call is given instruction that may involved providing a credit card number.
WRDW-TV - Feb 25, 2016
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is warning people in the county of on-going attempts to scam residents out of money.
WEMU - Feb 25, 2016
Washtenaw County Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson says there's been an increase in reports from residents of scammers posing as sheriff's deputies.
KING5.com - Feb 19, 2016
Scam phone calls happen year throughout the year. But, this month, police say they are getting a rash of reports about fake phone calls from the IRS threatening lawsuits to people if they don't pay up.