Officials warn of jury duty phone scam

Officials warn of jury duty phone scam

Shreveport Times - Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Marshals Service warned Friday of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials trying to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service said it does not call to arrange payment of fines from people charged with failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.

Spam and scam calls are going mobile

Spam and scam calls are going mobile

CBS News - Jul 21, 2017
Cell phones used to be immune from the annoying scam and spam telemarketing robocalls that have bedeviled land line users for years. No longer. More than half of cell phone users report having received a scam call in the past month. And repeated scam and spam calls to mobile phones have quadrupled over the past two years, according to a new survey.

Social Security Warns On New Scheme Similar To IRS Phone Scams

Social Security Warns On New Scheme Similar To IRS Phone Scams

Forbes - Jul 20, 2017
Financial scams involving individuals posing as government employees aren't limited to those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scams. There's a new scam making the rounds - and this time, it involves individuals claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA). According to Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, reports of the new scam are coming from all over the country.

Think it's a phone scam? Hang up

Think it's a phone scam? Hang up

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.

Sheriff's officials warn public about phone scam in Santa Cruz

Sheriff's officials warn public about phone scam in Santa Cruz

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.

Don't Fall For The New Phone Scam: Texas Inspector General

Don't Fall For The New Phone Scam: Texas Inspector General

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.

Sick of scammers? Tips to reduce fraudulent phone calls

Sick of scammers? Tips to reduce fraudulent phone calls

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.

Latest phone scam claims your SSN has been flagged for fraud

Latest phone scam claims your SSN has been flagged for fraud

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.

Scammer reveals all during IRS scam phone call

Scammer reveals all during IRS scam phone call

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.

Delaware Attorney General urges FCC to crack down on phone scams

Delaware Attorney General urges FCC to crack down on phone scams

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.

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