Many citizens are receiving fake lawsuit phone calls that they are not legally entitled to receive. These scammers use aggressive language to convince citizens to provide personal information. Some even threaten to file a lawsuit against them unless they provide the information they’re not willing to share. Fake lawsuit phone calls are a dangerous scam and it is not wise to give out your details to these scammers. They are only out to take advantage of your personal information. The best way to avoid becoming a victim of this scam is to educate yourself about these phony cases.
Threatening citizens with arrest or legal action
Many people receive phone calls threatening them with arrest or legal action. The Office of Inspector General is receiving reports of these scams, which involve unknown callers who threaten citizens with legal action or arrest. Never provide your personal information to such callers. Regardless of whether you are a victim or a suspect, don’t give them your financial details. Several recent reports have been filed against these scams in Washington state, but they are not necessarily indicative of the overall problem.
Falsely claiming to be a federal government agency
These swindlers are increasingly using the power of intimidation to get people to pay them for their “attorney fees.” The scammers pretend to be from the Social Security Administration, IRS, or Medicare. Others use fake agency names like National Sweepstakes Bureau. No matter what they claim, these pranksters will ask you for money in return for providing you with personal information.
Be wary of any call claiming to be from a government agency. Although some imposters use legitimate phone numbers, you should never give them your credit card or cash. If the caller asks for this, hang up immediately and call the actual agency. The FBI is also aware of a nationwide scam involving people posing as loved ones. Report these phone calls to the Federal Trade Commission. They will use the information to identify patterns of fraudulent activity and share them with law enforcement.
Pretending to be an insurance company
If you’ve received phone calls claiming to be from an insurance company, you may want to be on the lookout. These scammers often use the phone to solicit personal information and try to lure you into submitting personal information. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association does not make phone calls like these. Instead, they use their fake identity to scam unsuspecting people of their personal information.
Fortunately, robocall technology has made it easier than ever for scammers to target unsuspecting victims. According to a recent study, nearly half of all U.S. phone calls last year were robocalls. Many people receive at least seven of these calls per day. Fortunately, there are a few tips to protect yourself from getting scammed by these fraudulent insurance companies.
Using the ‘do not call’ list
If you’ve ever received a lot of spam calls, you know about the so-called “Do Not Call” list. This registry lets you report telemarketers who call you and others to the Federal Trade Commission. Even though this list is voluntary, companies violating it can face penalties, such as $3,000 in fines. Luckily, people who are listed on this list aren’t automatically blocked from receiving these calls. But they can still report a violation to the FTC, which will prosecute them if enough people file complaints.
The ‘do not call’ list is often used as a loophole to circumvent the law. Telemarketers can use this to their advantage by impersonating other businesses or by using a fake phone number. But how can you find out which telemarketers are calling you? This article outlines three tactics scammers use to get through. The first method involves downloading the Do Not Call registry, which allows telemarketers to opt out of calling you.