24. July 2018 at 5:18 #4214
App Store & iTunes Gift Cards
You are pressured on the phone and asked to make an urgent payment through App Store & iTunes Gift Cards?
Most likely you’re talking to a scammer right now!
Remember that you can only use App Store & iTunes Gift Cards for payments on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, an Apple Music subscription, or iCloud storage!
Never give the 16-digit number on the back of the Gift Cards to anyone else.
For more information about this scam, visit Apple’s official website or call Apple directly at 800-275-2273 (U.S.).30. July 2018 at 6:45 #4224
Electric bill scam
The caller claims you didn’t pay your last energy bill! That’s why they want to shut up the electricity. Is it real, or just a scam?
Find out about the utilities call scam now!11. August 2018 at 9:40 #4227
Does Costco give out $500 vouchers?
As users of Check-Caller report, there are currently calls offering $500 Costco gift cards or traveling vouchers.
You may be asked to press a certain number: e.g. “0” to get more information or “2” to be removed. The best thing to do is just hang up!
According to Costco on its website, these are fraudsters who want to collect personal data.20. August 2018 at 6:06 #4237
Fake uber codes
Lately we get more and more comments about uber scam messages.
You get a message with a code to verify your uber account. The message contains a link with instructions how to do that.
Beware! It is possibly a scam. Go to the official web page and check your account.
How to know if your account has been hacked? Check it here!30. August 2018 at 13:02 #4258
Family Emergency Scam
Have you ever recieved a call that a family member has an emergency?
In our forum you will learn more about how to answer such a call.1. October 2018 at 9:13 #4349
About online love and fraud:
Is your new online lover your true love? Or a catfish?
Read in our forum how to find out if he/she is real or a fake!15. October 2018 at 9:21 #4353
Scam alert: calls look like from AT&T!
Scammers modified the caller ID to make it look like AT&T is calling.
The fake employee of AT&T will ask for your personal data like the last 4 digits of your social security number. If the information is not shared you could be threatened, that the service will be suspended.
Please keep your personal data secure and hang up when you receive such a call, wich is not initiated by AT&T!
If in doubt, contact AT&T directly for more information.5. November 2018 at 7:53 #4362
Phishing scam alert: text about EBT card!
Users report that they are receiving fake texts regarding their EBT card. These messages include a request to give out personal data. Beware!
More information can be found at the official website of the California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Project Office.20. November 2018 at 12:37 #4369
Read about cunning Medicare scam tactics!
How does it work and what to do for protect you: Medicare scam27. November 2018 at 12:52 #4371
Census scam calls
How to discern if its a real Census Bureau or a fraud?
Where can you ask or search for information?
Read in our forums7. January 2019 at 7:35 #4406
2019 – Almost half of all mobile calls could be a fraud!
According to a report by First Orion, a further increase in scam calls is expected!
While in 2017 fraudulent calls accounted for 3.7% of the total volume of mobile calls, by 2018 the rate had risen to 29.2%. The alarming forecast for the beginning of 2019 is 44.6%!
The technology – especially neighborhood spoofing – makes the record number of fraud calls possible. That’s why many people want more protection to be free of such calls. According to First Orion, it is developing new technologies to protect citizens. Government agencies are also addressing the problem.
Until then, for the most, the only way to recognize fraud calls is to use their own common sense. Many people use check-caller.net to share their experiences with others and get information about callers themselves.17. January 2019 at 6:55 #4409
Firefighters warn for charity scam calls!
Read more about this new scam tactic in our forum: Officials warn of a new scam tactic – The firefighter charity scam
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