30 Aug How it really happened : NINJIO Season 2, Episode 9, Pension Plan Telescam
In NINJIO’s Season 2, Episode 9, we start with a celebration; after years of hard work, Bob is ready to retire. Or he was, until telephone scammers used some of their key tactics to get to him, and his money. When receiving a phone call from someone who is requesting personal information (even if the caller ID seems to verify their identity) you should look up the organization’s phone number and give them a call back.
Always be careful and never give out your information; Time discusses the rise of phone scams and caller ID spoofing.
CBS details just how much someone can make running one of these spoofing schemes – and just how much they can lose.
Threats and claims to authority are commonly used in these attacks; a local news source looks at tactics used around their home town to fraud people out of money.
Using these methods to fraud people is largely prohibited, and Tripwire discusses protecting yourself and legal recourse.
These scams are everywhere, and the advice remains the same for everyone – the Money Advice Service in the UK discusses ways to recognize pension scams.
UK Care Guide has put together a guide to help catch and avoid these scams.