Friday, January 27, 2017

The Latest Telemarketer / Robocall Scam

Ugh, just when you thought scammers couldn't sink any lower. This latest scam is actually pretty smart...from a scumbag point of view. The Consumerist has some pretty good advice on what to do when you receive a strange call:

What should you do? Hang up. Screen your calls, avoiding numbers that you don’t recognize. Use a robocall-screening service if there’s one available to you. Scammers will use a fake number from an area code close to you, to make you more likely to think it’s a local business and pick up. Be cautious and don’t answer questions from strangers.