8 most common types of Telephone Scams

Be vigilant, Be safe!

Phone Scams! Well! It might sound outdated but it still runs widespread. More than millions of innocent people have fallen or still falling prey to these scammers. The main and major target of these scammers are elderly people (above 50 yrs.). They have an amazing skill of manipulating and converting people by their well put words and modulations. These scammers know how to play with their victims’ emotions and they win them using this as their major weapon.

About Phone Scams

VSupport LLC Scam Fighters team through their continuous research and complaints got from its users about these scammers is continuously educating and helping its user o how to deal with them. VSupport LLC Scam Fighters team feels, these scammers are targeting their victims every year via Robo-dialers and many innocent ignorant people fall victim to their trick where they either make fascinating free offers or threatens through arrest warrants.VSupport LLC Scam fighters team found that IRS is one such phone scams which credits the high number of victims in its list. IRS is the most common and well-played scams to threaten these scammers.

VSupport LLC Scam fighters team guarantees you that after reading this article, you will be more cautious and cognizant about whether to entertain a call or not.

8 most common types of Telephone Scams

  1. Free Vacations and Prizes:

Calls with a voicemail from an unknown number stating, “Congratulations! You have won a free trip to the Disney! To claim award give………” or “Congratulations! You have won a Free Iphone! To claim award give…..”etc. on your phone, then, the chances are zero as it sounds too exciting to be true and acceptable. The personal information and money given by you to claim these fake prizes have gone into the hands of scammers. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team agents have found out that such calls and even its Pop-up ads on internet is quite common these days victimizing the innocent people and their computers or other digital devices.

Before paying to any such calls, VSupport LLC Scam fighters team advises you to understand this that if you have won something for free then these fake ads or call cannot charge you for anything further on this. Even if they do so then kindly ignore it and put the call down.

  1. Phishing Scams

Phishing Scam calls are quite common these days where the scammers call you or generate calls on your phone number, try to convince you that there’s an issue with your computer. These scammers or fake people who have called you and to whom you haven’t approached by yourself will try to convince you that your computer and privacy is at risk in order to get your information and hamper your security or will install malicious software on your computer which will automatically steal the information out of your computer. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team advises you that generally these scammers, refer themselves as Microsoft, Norton, Mcafee etc. on call to their victims and try to convince them. You have to understand this point that these scammers who are calling you under the name of Microsoft, Norton, Mcafee etc. are not actually calling from these companies because Microsoft, Norton, Mcafee will never give you call, if you will face any problem you will call them or any other tech support company which can help you out in the technical problems you must be facing. Hence, if you get any such call hung up. SSearch for a good tech support company and call on their toll free number given on the official website.

  1. Loan Scams:

The calls saying auto-loan, student-loan or payday loan phone calls are typically scam calls suggests VSupport LLC Scam fighters team. These calls offer you money and in return asks you for your personal information including your financial and security related as well.

Be careful and suspicious on any such calls asking you for your personal information rather hung up on them. If you are sure that you have got a call from loan scammer then you can even file a report against them in FTC. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team can even help you with filing a complaint against these Loan scammers.

  1. Phony Debt Collectors:

They are almost as same as loan scammers but a bit more dangerous and frustrating ones. They call you asking you for the debts and money you have taken from your credit card companies and left paying them back and if you fallen into their trap you will consider yourself as the defaulter and will give the sensitive personal information to them.VSupport LLC Scam fighters team strongly suggests you not to share any personal information to anyone. Its better to visit the company office should in case there is anything to be clarified. If any such call you will get from a debt collector ask for their name, number, and company’s information and end the call. After that check this information with your creditor to confirm if the debt collector is real.VSupport LLC Scam fighters team always advises its customers to be vigilant.

The FTC has an excellent guidelines providing you ways on what to do if you are being harassed by these fraudulent debt collectors.

  1. Fake Charities:

It’s sad to hear and state that these fake people and scammers have got so greedy and money minded that they even use a social purpose like charities for their fake money making business. One of the most common scams of charity running in USA is either about people pretending to collect for local police and fire departments.It’s strange but while we carried out our research,VSupport LLC Scam fighters team found that the complaints they have got from people who are victim of such calls are for charity regarding cancer, earthquake, Syria victims etc. the estimated amount if we calculate is more than $200 millionwhich they have taken only from American citizens.

 

VSupport LLC Scam fighters team will suggest you that before entertaining any such calls or giving any kind of donation, first, take the information from the person on the line. If the person is asking for Fire or local police charity take the information about the person, name of the company and company’s number. Check the information and legitimacy of the company on Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance before paying or donating any amount. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team shall always advise you to be vigilant before making any such charity for a social cause so that the money you are sharing goes in proper hands.

  1. Medical Alerts/Scams Targeting Seniors:

Over the time, VSupport LLC Scam fighters team have realized that these scammers purposely target and call senior citizens as they are easy to convince and more vulnerable. Out of all the scam calls and ads, senior citizens & elderly people are soft targets for such crooks. They tend to get convinced easily especially if it involves Free medical alert system offers. Like any other scams messages and call even medical scams asks for personal information. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team suggests you to never share any personal information unless you are sure that the caller is genuine.

Hang up on all such calls stating or giving you Free offers. As rather than claiming for any such offers it’s always better you don’t get it if it involves risking your personal information. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team suggests that and any such offers will never come over the call or through messages to you.

  1. Warrant threats:

VSupport LLC Scam fighters team understands that how frustrating it will be for people who are victims of calls making them panic and threatening them that you will be arrested. These calls are just to increase your anxiety or to make more panic. Getting a call from these people stating that they are calling from Sherrif’s department, or DEA, or the FBI, don’t trust them.VSupport LLC Scam fighters team feels using such comments the scammers will increase your anxiety and will make you panic with such statements and will then charge you out for fine which is actually not there. These scammers playing with your emotions and law abiding attitude will charge you from a heavy amount. It’s better that rather getting panic to any such situation, relax and hang up on these call and consult the concerned organization for this and report regarding these fake calls.

  1. IRS calls:

VSupport LLC Scam fighters team says that out of all the scams calls and messages, IRS calls are the most common and have a high victim ratio in its list. Why these scammers are so effective?Well! These scammers are incredibly well in convincing and strange thing is that they even have your phone number and the last 4 digits of your security. In order to judge if it’s the call actually from IRS or not, you need to know that IRS will never ask for payment right away on the call. If you think that the call you have got is from IRS scammer then call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484.VSupport LLC Scam fighters team suggests all its readers to be vigilant and safe all the time. Never share your personal details over the phone with anyone.

What to do if you have been or just been saved from becoming a victim of these Fake/Scam calls?

In case if you have got any such calls or you have clicked on any such messages, call VSupport LLC Scam fighters team on toll free number and get connected to our technicians who will help you out in guiding you on how to deal with these scam calls and how to file a complaint against it. VSupport LLC Scam fighters team will definitely make sure that they can help you out in all possible manner so that ever in future you never becaome a as a victim to any such scam/fake calls and messages.

VSupport LLC Scam fighters team through this initiative wants to help and educate its customers against these scammers and their scam phone calls, so that they can stay safe and secured. With the growing insecurities has increased the threat of losing not only the money but even the important personal information to these. So, it is really important that you be little vigilant during such calls and take smart decisions. And at any time you feel that you have got any such fake calls then without wasting a min. just call on our Toll free number and talk to our VSupportLLC Scam Fighters.

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3 thoughts on “8 most common types of Telephone Scams

    1. Thanks a lot for appreciating! Recommend your family and friends too and help us in reaching the masses with this awareness about these scammers and their nasty practices.

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