We fight the bad guys. In our world, they are thieves and spammers. According to the FTC, “Every year thousands of people lose money because of phone fraud, from a few dollars to their savings. Just as we fight the good fight (not all heroes wear layers), feel free to use these tips to reduce unnecessary stress.
Hang up the phone immediately.
If you receive a call to request payment, hang up. No federal agency will ask you for money, not even the IRS. The same applies to anyone who says that you have just won a competition. Believe me, you do not.
Do not call a suspicious number anymore.
Many criminals use a number that seems to come from the United States. Flap: This is not the case. This tactic is called spoofing and is as disgusting as it seems. If you talk to these spoofers, you may be charged a fee. You won’t know what’s going on and the charges add up very quickly (the FCC has solved this fraud for you). If important, the caller leaves an answering machine message. Otherwise, it is justified not to answer the call. Bad luck – managed.
Never issue your credit card or personal identification number.
Information such as social security number and credit card number should never be disclosed to callers, even if you know the activity or charity that you claim to be. Known scams include calls from energy companies, Microsoft technical support, or charities. This is a good rule of thumb: Only if you call them should you give them your information.
Do not pay in advance.
You just won your Jelly of the Month Club membership, what are you going to do now? Well, first I have to pay this company for the award I won.Not all legitimate offers should require advance payment.
Report suspicious numbers to help others avoid threats.
Poverty loves companionship, so share your experiences with others! There are many opportunities to share your story on the internet. Spreading awareness about this huge problem is a good eay to eliminate phonse scammers forever. Think of it as a long term plan for yourself as well as your peers. Join the Check-Caller Community for more knowledge regarding phone scams
Never publish your mobile phone number on the Internet.
Just because the candy is free doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Do not put the number online unless you need to. Facebook, Craigslist, LinkedIn, etc. offer an area where you can enter your phone number. If you build it, it will come. If you document it, they will call you.
According to Pew Internet Research, 68% of mobile phone users receive unsolicited sales and marketing calls, and a quarter say they have had this problem at least a couple of times a week or more. It is clear that spam in calls and text messages is a widespread and growing problem in the United States.
Fraud, spam, fraudulent calls and SMS are sent from a rapidly evolving group of phone numbers, and new numbers appear every minute, as phone scams and other tactics make it difficult to identify suspicious activities. So make sure you are safe.