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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:20 PM

Great Article on Scams, phishing, other cons (also how to prevent from being taken by these scams.)

If you read the entire article, you will get an idea of how these phone scams work, how successful they are, and how to prevent yourself from being taken.
written by Allen Kim, October 27, 2019, CNN title of article:

A scam targeting Americans over the phone has resulted in millions of dollars lost to hackers. Don't be the next victim.

link below....

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/27/business/phishing-bank-scam-trnd/index.html

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Reply Great Article on Scams, phishing, other cons (also how to prevent from being taken by these scams.) (Original post)
Stuart G Nov 2019 OP
zipplewrath Nov 2019 #1
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:42 PM

1. If they don't know you.

the #1 clue for me is when they call you, and yet don't seem to know EXACTLY who you are. I've gotten calls about my computer where they didn't seem to know what operating system I have. There are the calls where they don't know which credit card I have. I got a call one supposedly from my "bank" ( I use a credit union) where they said that EITHER my savings or checking had been "hacked". "Which one"?" They weren't sure. Well, I wasn't gonna know either. When my credit card company calls me because of suspicious activities, they spend alot of time telling ME alot about what concerns them. They tell ME the last 4 digits of the specific card they are calling about. Yes, somewhere along the line they ask me to confirm who I am, but usually with some piece of info that is relatively publicly available like my zip code or something. And quite honestly, I usually get immediately on the Web and go to their page and log in and find all the same info they asked me about. These days, I'm often getting texts from them about the same time the phone is ringing, and my email is tagged as well.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:44 PM

2. Thank You , k and recommend post - number 1. please read above post..by.... zipplewrath

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:15 AM

3. K&R

I really don't accept any calls from unknown numbers and spam emails simply get deleted.

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