New Phone Scam Targeting Utility Customers Across the United States

It was only months ago that we wrote about a phone scam in which an unknown caller poses as the IRS and attempts to con their victims into paying for nonexistant tax bills with threats of prison or deportation. Now that tax time has come and gone, the scam is now being adapted to local electric and other utility...

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T-Mobile Sued Over Unauthorized Third Party Billing

It wasn't long ago that we wrote a piece about cramming on T-Mobile's network , and now the FTC has officially filed suit against the carrier over the practice. In the suit, the FTC alleges that T-Mobile made hundreds of millions in profits off the scam, while making it difficult or impossible for affected customers to...

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Phone Scam Alert - Tax Time IRS Phone Scam

It's mid-April, and that means in the US we are just now recovering from filing our taxes. Some of us look forward to this time of year for a quick influx of cash, and others dread it because we owe. Unfortunately, phone scammers know this and they are not above using your tax anxiety to take...

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Phone Scam Alert - Unsolicited Computer Repair From Microsoft

One of the common threads among phone scammers is that they often impersonate some type of authority in order to scare their victims. In one of the more recent scams being reported, callers are posing as Microsoft technicians who claim there is an issue...

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Phishing Scams Get Their Own Voice

Phishing is a scam that's been around as long as we've been logging into websites. In the past 20 years or so, most consumers have probably become pretty good at spotting these often purposely-bad attempts at grabbing our info. For those who are unaware, it works like this - someone who wants to steal data(or money)...

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All About The "Cramming" Phone Scam And Why You Should Care

In any successful industry, there will always be plenty of companies out to make their share of the profit. The phone industry is no exception. Our smartphones are our constant companions, and there's a lot of money to be made from them. While most companies provide tangible benefit in return for our cash, there are always some...

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Using The National Do Not Call Registry To Protect Yourself From Unsolicited Phone Calls

If you find yourself inundated with unsolicited calls from telemarketers and other businesses, just going through your daily life can be a real hassle. Not only do these callers waste our time, but many of these calls are made to cell phones. This costs us money even when we are the ones receiving the unwanted...

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