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Category: Consumer Fraud

June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw social engineering in the UK covered by The Register and a breakdown of 5 most common phone scams from CBS MoneyWatch. On Wednesday, CBS MoneyWatch reporter Mitch Lipka discussed how New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was now urging the elderly to be aware of phone scams. Moving…
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June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw a number of phone advisories, including a new trending scam in the UK involving fake bank employees, a new mobile app that promises to stop robocalls from fraudsters, and a Forbes article on ending call center phone fraud. On Wednesday, Gartner Analyst Avivah Litan covered the problems of…
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June 13, 2014
June 13, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
In honor of our expansion into the UK this week, this post is focused on the latest phone fraud news coming out of the UK. On Tuesday, Gloucestershire celebrated their inaugural Courier Fraud Awareness day with an advisory in the Stroud News & Journal. A staff writer for the publication warned residents of the impending…
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June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw a unique phone fraud scam bust by the Federal Government out of Oklahoma. On Thursday, local Oklahoma news source newsOK broke the news, detailing how an Oklahoma telephone company, Icon Telecom, Inc. was implicated in a massive fraud scam. The company’s owner, as well as one of their…
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May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw repeated coverage around cautionary phone scam stories across the US. On Tuesday in Illinois, local ABC affiliate KSPR ran a story around one woman’s daily battle with phone fraudsters, claiming that she is contacted up to 6 times a day by unidentified men with a variety of backstories.…
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May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around the popular IRS and Green-Dot Scams. On Thursday the Idaho-based Coeur D’ Alene Press covered the spread of the IRS scam in their region. A staff writer for the publication provided some detail into the attack, describing how one man with a heavy accent called a…
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May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around a UK based bank scam out of Limavady. On Tuesday UTV first reported on the scam, noting that over the course of two months Limavady police officials had noticed an uptick of fraudsters social engineering victims out of significant sums of money. The fraudster’s methodology varied…
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May 9, 2014
May 8, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around an emerging Fake Windows Support Scam, in which Fraudsters targeted a wide swath of the population, including in multiple instances, the elderly Swedish community. On Monday Gregg Keizer of Computerworld first reported that Microsoft was aware of the issue and that there were no signs of…
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May 8, 2014
IRS Scam – who are the targets?
Are you at risk? Use our interactive tool to view the level of activity from fraudsters in your county. Either enter your zip or county name or simply click on the map. [iframe src=”/wp-content/themes/zap-installable/visualizations/irs-scam-counties/index.html?v=4″ width=”647″ height=”640″]   In our previous blog post, we recorded our interaction with the scammers by posing as the victim. We…
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May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw coverage around the revelation that the IRS Phone Scam we reported on in a previous blog post was far larger than originally reported, along with one Forbes reporter’s personal brush with a phone scam. On Monday, Forbes reporter Tony Bradley published an article detailing his own close call…
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