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Category: Phone Scam

September 5, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone, Email Scams Follow Hurricane Harvey
There is no tragedy or natural disaster that scammers and criminals won’t stoop to exploit, and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is proving to be no exception. Authorities at the FTC, the FBI, and US-CERT are warning consumers about a variety of phone and email scams in which fraudsters are using charitable donations or other…
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August 29, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Victims of $120M Phone Fraud Scam to Get Refunds
After winning a lawsuit against the operators of an alleged tech support scam, the FTC is returning some of the money taken from victims of the scam. The commission won a settlement of $10 million from the defendants, which included companies doing business as Advanced Tech Support and Inbound Call Experts. The fund will be…
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April 15, 2016
April 15 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Pindrop researcher goes undercover to expose IRS scam, and monitoring behavior can unmask fraudsters. This week the NPR shared a Pindrop researcher’s undercover IRS phone scam conversation with a real fraudster. More than 5,000 victims have been duped out $26.5 million since 2013. BBC reported this week that last year…
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February 22, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: Google Listings Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a small business owner running a website through a popular hosting site. You have purchased the unique…
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February 7, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Healthcare Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam It’s a chilly January day. You’ve been busy hitting the ground running on your New Years resolutions, getting…
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November 25, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The IRS Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Ah, tax day. The chore of rounding up your W-2’s and taking them to your accountant to look…
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November 17, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Employee Impersonation Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a call center representative for major telecommunications carrier. Days are pretty easy, you help customers troubleshoot problems…
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November 10, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Kidnapping Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Imagine its a Saturday afternoon. You’re catching up on some Netflix shows, and then you get a call…
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July 30, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Grandparent Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Your grandmother is the sweetest, kindest, best grandmother you know. She’s always there to…
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July 27, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Account Takeover Fraud
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. In this series of blog posts, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. **For more information on how phone fraud affects banks, register for our upcoming webinar, “Bank Fraud Goes Low Tech”…
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Webinar: Call Center Fraud Vectors & Fraudsters Analyzed