06 Jan 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.
Forbes looks at the common telephone schemes and tactics used by the scammers.
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.
These scams are felt worldwide; The Guardian, a UK-based publication, examines some high-profile cases of telephone scams.
Employee impersonation scams are at the heart of telephone spoofing; Pindrop discusses schemes based on scammers pretending to be employees.
Fed Week published a call to recognize fake calls pretending to be Social Security or the IRS, and to report them.