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Gloucester Daily Times - Jul 16, 2017
"A simple message on the board — 'Hang Up On Fraud.' I want people thinking about that," police Chief Peter G. Silva said. "I want them to see that, I want them to question that, and say, 'What does this mean?'" Silva is embarking on a fraud-fighting campaign, and one of the tools in his arsenal is helping people recognize scammers — especially the telephone variety.
KTVU San Francisco - Jul 16, 2017
Sheriff's officials in Santa Cruz County are warning the public about a phone scam recently reported by residents. According to sheriff's officials, on Thursday a few county residents received phone calls from (415) 347-9850. The callers claimed they were from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.
Patch.com - Jul 13, 2017
The Office of the Inspector General is warning Texans about a phone scam that has been reported lately and to not give out any personal information over the phone. The erroneous callers claim to be affiliated with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General's Office, the real Department of Criminal Justice said, according to Click 2 Houston.
WBAY - Jul 13, 2017
It's frustrating. Scammers call your cell phone and landline at all hours, sometimes multiple times per day. The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker says it has received 5,700 reports about phone scam calls since January. That number is up from 1,000 during the previous year.
KSAT San Antonio· - Jul 11, 2017
Don’t fall for the latest fraudulent calls that are making their rounds, the Office of Inspector General warned Texans on Tuesday. People across the state are receiving phone calls from individuals pretending to be affiliated with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office, according to an emailed statement from the actual Department of Criminal Justice.
WBAY - Jul 11, 2017
Have you ever wondered who is on the other side of a scam phone call? Action 2 News talked with one person who turned the tables on the scammer when he received an IRS scam phone call. It’s a phone call no one wants to get, but many have already received a phone call from someone impersonating the IRS, trying to scam you out of money.
WDEL - Jul 06, 2017
Attorney General Matt Denn, along with a bi-partisan group of 29 state attorneys general, are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls – some of which lead to consumer scams.
FOX 8 News - Jul 05, 2017
Answering the wrong number calling your phone could open you up to crooks. Scam artists are so savvy, they can even make your own phone number show up on your caller ID. "I got a recorded message about the warranty on my vehicle. I don't have a vehicle,” said Jo Ann Reese.
Forbes - Jun 30, 2017
Since more people are online or using mobile devices, that's where the money is these days. And that's where rip-off artists are hanging out as well. But a surprising number of Millennials are victims of old fashioned scams where thieves use telephone calls to find their victims. A number of these rip-offs involve tax scams used to ensnare older Americans.
KAUZ-TV - Jun 26, 2017
There's a new phone scam in the Falls area, and a local man says he was receiving non-stop calls from different numbers with all of them asking for money. The scam victim says that the phone calls had the same voice and made the same financial demands.