Why is My Phone Calling Me? - Caller ID Spoofing Scams
Oct 9, 2014
Scammers have come up with new ways of trying to cheat persons out of their hard earned money. They use caller ID spoofing technology to imitate the phone numbers of trusted local businesses, governments, neighbors and at times you!
Please continue reading below.
Your phone rings and to your surprise you notice on the caller ID it is your number that is calling you. You must be wondering to yourself what is happening. Scammers do this in the hope of you answering their calls. Upon answering you will hear a message from a computerized voice asking you to verify your credit card number for an opportunity to lower your credit card interest rates.
They also pretend to be technical support agents from Microsoft with the intention of selling computer solutions to help you.
Don’t be fooled by these monsters as your credit score will not be lowered or receive a solution for your computer.
What to do:
Once you have recognized this scam end the call. Do not carry out any instructions given to you by the caller.
With the rise in technology do not trust every caller id that you see. Scammers can use these to display any number they wish. If you have any doubt about the person with whom you are speaking with please call the company that was impersonated at a known published number to verify if they had called you.
Never provide your credit card, banking information or social security number over the phone to anyone who calls you. Safeguard your information.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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