Phone Scams

SIM Swapping: New Scam Gets Around Two-Factor Authentication

SIM Swapping: New Scam Gets Around Two-Factor Authentication

If you’re careful online, you know how to set up two-factor authentication on your devices and accounts. This is supposed to protect you from scammers who want to log in to your bank account, your social media accounts, and your personal devices. However, even two-factor authentication isn’t foolproof anymore.  There’s …

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Common Zelle Scams: What To Watch For

Common Zelle Scams: What To Watch For

Experts say scams involving the money transfer app Zelle are on the rise. Users have reported thieves posing as bank employees contacting them via the app and requesting authorization for payments. Once a user authorizes a transaction, banks typically won’t do anything to reverse the payment. They argue that if …

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Wisconsin Man Falls Victim to Bizarre Lottery Scam

Wisconsin Man Falls Victim to Bizarre Lottery Scam

An elderly Wisconsin man fell victim to a bizarre and involved lottery scam last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brown County, Wisconsin. The victim, who is not named in the complaint, was reportedly scammed by a criminal in Jamaica. The scammer tricked the victim into sending thousands …

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Sherriff’s Office Warns Residents of New Phone Scam

Sherriff’s Office Warns Residents of New Phone Scam

The Norfolk, Virginia, police department has warned residents about a new scam targeting US residents. The scam reportedly involves a criminal calling victims’ cell phones and posing as a police officer. The scammer will claim during the call that the victim missed a court date and needs to pay back …

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Officials Warn Users About Devious WhatsApp Scam

Officials Warn Users About Devious WhatsApp Scam

Scammers will try anything to get your money. Officials are now warning users about a WhatsApp scam that involves criminals posing as their family or loved ones. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself from this devious scam. The Scheme Criminals start this WhatsApp scheme by stealing another …

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