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How to identify phone scams? Common types of fraud

Phone scams have always been a big problem, and some of the most devious scams are becoming increasingly popular with the advancement of technology. These scams may cost the victim all his savings. Therefore, it is important to understand the different types of scams and how to avoid them. These are some of the most common phone scams.

• Coronavirus scam: deceive people by saying "cure".

• Online shopping scam: Attempts to impersonate the customer service of Amazon or other shopping websites.

• Lottery, sweepstakes and contest scams: The scammer will call the victim and say that they have won the jackpot. You are required to pay fees and taxes in advance.

• Grandparents, neighbor scams: scammers will pretend to be grandchildren, relatives or neighbors to call victims.

• Investment scam: Provide investment that guarantees high returns.

• Tax scam: The scammer pretended to be a staff member of the Internal Revenue Service.

• Dating and romance scams: Scammers pretend to be potential life partners.

• Prepaid loan scam: When applying for a loan, the scammer will ask you to pay the deposit and handling fee first.

• Robocall scam: Robocall is a call to your mobile phone or landline through automatic dialing.

• Work and employment scam: The scammer promises to provide high-paying jobs after the initial advance payment.

• Bank, credit card and online account fraud: The scammer pretends to be from your bank, saying that you are the victim of fraud.

• Charity and medical scams: Scammers are immoral and will use you to donate to false charities.

How to avoid this scam?

Do not answer or call back a phone number you don’t recognize.

If you answer the phone and are asked to answer "yes" or "no" questions, please hang up.

If you answer the call and ask "yes" or "no", please hang up

Don't pay registration fees or shipping fees for so-called free products or prizes.

Please do not pay by gift card, prepaid debit card or wire transfer.

If someone asks a question you want to answer, please hang up

How sales/fraudster easily obtain your phone number?

Because using the phone has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Insurance, sales, credit, real estate, etc. Will you receive some sales calls? When you first receive these types of calls, you can quietly decline them, but over time, you will find them really annoying. When fraudsters obtain your phone number and use automatic dialing to steal your money and information. You would like to know how they can get our contact information? We list that ordinary people's phone numbers will be easily obtained by others in these situations.


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