The call-blocking company used by many of the big carriers, Transaction Network Services, reports that they've been seeing an emerging trend of coronavirus-related robocalls and scams.
Washington’s New Anti-Robocall Law Won’t Stop the Calls. Here’s Why. Some robocalls are legitimate, and additional prosecutions don’t prevent more bad actors from popping up.
The No. 1 scam: fake debt collectors, which made up for 47 percent of calls last month. That’s followed by phony health-care calls at 22 percent, general inquires at 12 percent, credit-card.Google, Apple and the US government are all taking steps to put an end to robocalls. Until that happens, there are things you can do to help reduce the number of times your phone rings.Here’s how this latest robocall scam works So in this latest iteration, crooks are calling up and spoofing your caller ID with a string of zeroes. If you pick up the call, there’s an automated message that plays saying your account at such-and-such a bank has been compromised.
BBB warns of political robocall scams. With the 2020 presidential election beginning to take center stage, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning citizens of scammers posing as political.Read More
AG Nessel Kicks Off Robocall Crackdown Effort with State and Federal Partners. Still with six weeks left in the year, Michigan residents have been on the receiving end of 1.3 billion robocalls in 2019. Together with a team of state and federal partners, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has developed a plan to crack down on the number of illegal robocalls targeting the state's residents.Read More
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New robocall scam where crooks imitate voices of loved ones to trick you into sending cash. BRITS are being warned about a new scam where crooks imitate voices of loved ones to trick you into sending cash. They can do this by using so-called deepfake audio technology, which enables criminals to replicate and recreate voices to say anything they want. The warning comes after cyber security firm.Read More
Malwarebytes for iOS, for example, blocks all incoming robocalls and text message scams. The Malwarebytes iOS app also protects you from phishing attacks and malware. If, by chance, you click a malicious link or attempt to navigate to a fraudulent site, Malwarebytes will block the site from loading.Read More
As the coronavirus pandemic has evolved and new data emerges, communicating the health risks to older Americans and their family members is priority number one. Making matters worse in this time of crisis, scammers are seizing the opportunity by trying to fleece senior citizens out of their money and personal information.Read More
Robocalls are on the rise, according to a new report. But industry insiders say relief is on the way. Consumer Reports tells you what you can do in the meantime to deal with robocalls and scams.Read More
The new Call Filter service offers spam alerts and new protections from robocalls for its wireless customers. Customers will receive alerts when a call is most likely a scam. The new Call Filter service will also automatically block robocalls based of the customer’s preferred risk level. The Call Filter service is offered in a free version and an enhanced version that among other things will.Read More
While overall robocall fraud complaints have been declining, the Federal Trade Commission, one of the government entities that regulates the telephone industry, says complaints about scams like.Read More
As Open Enrollment Nears, Healthcare Robocall Scams on the Rise Don’t fall into the robocall trap! Small to medium size business employees are the new target in a scam to sell you health insurance.Read More