Phone scams: Impostors calling more than ever
The whole phone scam epidemic seems to be reported in the news a lot more frequently now, which is a good thing. But the reason for the increased reporting is that the volume of impostor calls, as well as the variety of different lies they try to scam you with, is greater than ever, and growing. Scammers posing as a representative of some government agency – the IRS, Social Security, ICE, drug enforcement, or even your local police – are responsible for over $450 million dollars in losses over the last five years. All this money was taken from unsuspecting and vulnerable people who had the misfortune of receiving a scam phone call and falling for the scam. This KVOA News4 Tucson article examines the problem in depth, including that the volume of scam calls by impostors attempting to get your money is now at record levels. Click here to read more.
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