How it really happened : NINJIO Season 5, Episode 1, Hook, Line, and Spoofer

How it really happened : NINJIO Season 5, Episode 1, Hook, Line, and Spoofer

In NINJIO Season 5: Episode 1, Hook, Line, and Spoofer, we see how telephone scams play off your emotions, creating urgency and legitimacy.  Lloyd had a gut feeling that there was a problem, but key details convinced him otherwise.  When faced with a call that is demanding personal information, it’s important to keep yourself safe by telling the caller that you will call back using the official telephone number for the organization. 

 

 

Don’t Fall For These New Social Security Phone Scams

Forbes looks at the common telephone schemes and tactics used by the scammers.

 

Bank account fraud: How to stop scammers using caller ID spoofing

Reno Gazette Journal responds to the concerns in their community, discussing ways to spot a fake call from a bank and how to protect yourself.

 

Number spoofing: Meet the customers who lost thousands

These scams are felt worldwide; The Guardian, a UK-based publication, examines some high-profile cases of telephone scams.

 

Phone scam breakdown: Employee impersonation scam

Employee impersonation scams are at the heart of telephone spoofing; Pindrop discusses schemes based on scammers pretending to be employees.

 

SSA launches new effort against impersonation scams

Fed Week published a call to recognize fake calls pretending to be Social Security or the IRS, and to report them.

 

 

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