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Phone Scams | Methodology Of Attack

There is no shortage of content that comes with any scam. but phone scams are among the classiest when they instill fear and anxiety in the recipient of the call.

Phone Scams Prey On Emotion!

Phone Scams _WARNING!Phone scams are a thing of the past, and of the present…and of the future too! Sadly, as long as there is money to be gained from those who are foolish enough to fall for one, phone scams are here to stay.

You don’t have to be well-trained in effective sales skills to realize that scams appear in all shapes, sizes, color, and dreamy promises. Phone scams are among the internet criminal’s most preferred way of separating you from your hard-earned cash. Why? Because it’s extremely likely that they’ll get away with it! Period!!

Simple Advise

Take some advice; when you get a call from a number you do not recognize, do yourself a favor and don’t answer it! If it’s from someone you know, or the call concerns something important, they will leave a voice mail. If no voice mail was left, Google the phone number. Weed through the various sites that want to charge you to see the detailed information and find the sites that offer free details on the number you got the call from. Check it out!

Furthermore, there is no shortage of content that comes with any scam. Stopping spammers can be enough! but phone scams are among the classier when they instill fear and anxiety into the conversation. Take for example the scam that has been widely reported online coming from (718) 713-6547. A number that appears on your caller ID as being located in New York.

Ignore The Psychological Assault

The caller claims to represent the Department of Legal Affairs as a psychological impact at getting your (emotional) attention. The scam caller proceeds to tell you that an arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest over an unpaid debt, an unpaid fine, missed jury duty, or any number of other probabilities they could think up.

You are courteously warned that your arrest is imminent unless you immediately pay a fee to avoid arrest. They prefer you pay with a pre-paid debit card. If you don’t have one, the caller will gladly take the information needed to quickly set one up for you. This way they not only get your vital banking information, but this makes it nearly impossible for you to get back your money once you discover you’ve been had.

Breaking Down The F.E.A.R.

It’s a new twist on the old fraud scam of threatening people with arrest for fake violations or infractions of one type or another. But it works! It’s effective because it embeds its talons into your soul by way of fear.

Finally, FEAR; False Evidence Appearing Real! That’s right! And you fell for it! Again! But maybe you happen to have read this blog and passed it on to a friend (or maybe you got it from a friend) before you got taken to the cleaners. Let’s hope so!

Do you want more examples? Stay tuned!!!

By BrieferBob

A free-lance writer, the author is an FAA Licensed Private Pilot. He received his first Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cal State University, Northridge. He was inducted into both the Golden Key International Honour Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Aviation Science at Utah Valley University. He's a traveler and a consumer who enjoys fly fishing, cycling, sailing, snowboarding, and golf on any other day. His writing offers briefings, advisories, alerts, and checklists for online shoppers.

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