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.
KTAR.com - Feb 14, 2017
The Arizona Department of Health Services is warning citizens to beware of a new phone scam. According to a release from the department, the AZDHS received an usual number of phone calls on Monday morning from individuals complaining of a telephone scam. People from nearly 40 different states told the department that they received calls from people asking for personal information, and that the caller ID showed the agency’s phone number.
WNDU-TV - Feb 10, 2017
Just one simple word could spell big trouble for your pocketbook. Scammers are calling people and asking questions like "Can you hear me?" in hopes of getting you to say "yes." Once they get what they want, they'll just hang up.
The Alexander City Outlook - Feb 10, 2017
April 15 and Tax Day is rapidly approaching and some scammers are using the rush of tax season to prey on innocent victims. Some Alexander City residents have reported what appears to be a scam where callers threaten the resident saying that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.
9NEWS.com - Feb 09, 2017
KUSA - A person claiming to be from Xcel Energy Colorado has called numerous people Thursday, demanding payment and threatening that services will be shut off immediately if payment is not provided, Fort Collins Police Services warned on their Facebook and Twitter. "NEVER confirm account information or make on-demand payments to inbound callers," the Facebook post advised.
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Feb 09, 2017
People are posing as NV Energy representatives in an attempt to collect illegitimate payments. NV Energy alerted its customers about the scam, in which people are using a recording of the company’s phone system to threaten customers about their electric service, NV Energy said on Twitter.
NewsChannel5.com - Feb 08, 2017
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Deputies warned families about someone pretending to be with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and asking to pay a fine either because they missed jury duty or there’s a warrant out for their arrest. Public Information Officer Sandra Brandon said the number on the caller ID will list the sheriff's office number but the person on the other end does not actually work with the office.
Shreveport Times - Feb 08, 2017
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy asking for money to keep you out of jail.
Janesville Gazette - Feb 06, 2017
JANESVILLE—Scam artists called a Janesville man repeatedly on Saturday, insisting the man would go to jail if he didn't pay $1,000. The callers claimed to be from the Dane County Sheriff's Office and said the Janesville man had failed to show up for federal jury duty, so a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
fox7austin.com - Feb 06, 2017
The IRS has a warning for everyone. Carlos Villalobos with the BBB has more on a phishing scam.
Patch.com - Feb 06, 2017
MARIETTA, GA -- Police in Marietta are spreading the word about a telephone scam that is triggered by your response to a simple question: “Can you hear me?” The police force took to Facebook recently to alert residents that scammers can get vital information from you if you answer someone who says this: “Hi! This is Josh from the customer service department. Can you hear me OK?”