Phone scams (social engineering attacks) often prey on people’s generosity or fear. 1 in 6 Americans have lost money to a phone scam yearly, according to the U.S. Spam and Scam Report from “Truecaller”.
Hackers have perfected their game by spoofing your caller ID. You know it’s a scam when the attacker demands payments via gift cards, wire transfers or Request your personal or business data such as Social Security number, birth-dates and passwords.
Here are top 10 phone scams.
- Threatening calls from the IRS.
- Technical support calls.
- Fake charity appeals.
- Ticket or Lottery scams.
- Family members in peril.
- Bank fraud calls.
- Census Related Fraud
- Website password requests.
- Fake customer requests.
- Insurance and healthcare debt collectors.
• Don’t give your information to anyone
• Ask attacker them for call back number
• Don’t download anything hackers send to you