Every week here at Scam Busters.org, we get scores of reports of scams that have cost their victims millions of dollars or caused untold misery by robbing people of everything from their personal financial details to their kidneys (the kidneys are a joke).So, we decided to try something new and get your feedback. ” Scam Lines brings you the headline details of the latest cons.The solution: Don’t use the *72 or any other forwarding code to forward calls to a number you don’t know or recognize. (We’re not sure if *72 and *73 are the forwarding codes for all cell phones.
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In many cases, they are new variations of long-running scams. By knowing about these tricks you can help protect yourself and others from falling victims to the scammers.
Scam Buster Keith suggested and wrote most of this first issue of Scam Lines and, if you like it, we’ll add a link to each new issue of Scam Lines in Scam Busters.
What this actually does is transfer all calls sent to the cell phone to the number the caller has given — the scammer’s own number.
The scammer then gives your number to his buddies anywhere in the world and they can phone him via your cell, with you picking up the charges — and knowing nothing about it — until you get your bill.
It isn’t, and once keyed in, takes you to a bogus site that asks for personal details so the bank can “unlock” or “verify” your account. Solution: As with phishing emails, never follow a link, even one you have to manually key in, that you don’t know for sure.
And never provide confidential information unless you know the site is secure — with an “s” in the “https” part of the address line and/or a padlock icon in the message area of your browser.
Although these scams are occurring in specific places, each of them can happen anywhere (so you aren’t safe just because you don’t live in Sioux Falls, SD, or New Zealand, etc.) And, just because a scam is on Craigs List, doesn’t mean it can’t — or won’t — happen on other sites.
The scam: A terrible phone call to a Sioux Falls, SD, man tells him of a death in the family, asks him to call another number for details and to begin his cell phone call with the code *72.
The birds are also advertised for sale in newspapers.
They are actually parakeets that live wild in the English capital’s city parks.
Heath was one of a trio who ran a Ponzi investment scheme — a pyramid system where newly invested cash goes to pay off longer-standing investors, keeping them sweet, while a chunk drops into the scammers’ pockets.