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.
WLOS - Aug 07, 2017
Rutherford County authorities are warning residents about a scam soliciting money for veterans. The Rutherford County Veteran Service office is reporting that phone calls are being made soliciting money for a program supporting jobless veterans.
Tribune-Review - Aug 05, 2017
For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time. His Sports City Pizza Pub in Buffalo, N.Y., depends on customers calling to order wings, pizza and potato skins. But much of the time, it's an automated message pushing a scam. “It's getting to the point where it's blocking other callers from coming in,” the 24-year-old bar owner said.
KTLA - Aug 02, 2017
Robocalls interrupt and annoy us - especially when they're ringing our cell phones. Here are some tools to help put an end to them.
WTVM - Aug 01, 2017
Opelika Power Services is warning residents about a current phone scam. Someone is reportedly calling people in the Opelika area claiming their payment is overdue and should be sent to Alabama Power. Officials say the caller will then ask for a payment by phone.
Patch.com - Aug 01, 2017
The Arlington County Police Department and Sherrif's Office are warning the public about a missed jury duty telephone scam targeting county residents. Several residents have reported getting phone calls from people claiming to be a Deputy with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local law enforcement agencies.
WBKO - Jul 31, 2017
The office says they've recently handled reports where people are claiming to be associated with the National Veteran's Committee. They say the call originates from an automated message. The victim is then connected to a live person, if a donation request is accepted.
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jul 30, 2017
Scam calls have become so common many people don’t even bother to answer the phone anymore unless they recognize the number. While Caller ID is overall a great invention that has saved countless people from having to engage in unwanted conversations, spoofing technology now allows scammers to make it look as if the call comes from pretty much any location they want.
Henry Herald - Jul 27, 2017
Customers have received recorded messages informing them that Wells Fargo has locked down their accounts, and they will need to call 855-804-8470 to resolve the matter. Once they get customers on the phone, the scammers ask a series of questions to gather sensitive information then hang up the phone.
The Providence Journal - Jul 25, 2017
A telephone scam, involving a scammer who claims to represent the FBI and whose phony caller identification makes it look like the call is from Providence’s FBI office, has affected some Rhode Islanders, a spokeswoman for the FBI said Monday.
MyStatesman.com· - Jul 24, 2017
Social Security Administration officials are warning Americans about a new phone scam in which criminals are impersonating Social Security officials in an effort to gain personal information.