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Student Loan Scams Targeting Recent Grads

Scammers are pretty adept at squeezing blood out of a turnip. While you might think that scammers target people with more money to spare, the reality is they’ll target anyone who might give up a few dollars. Scammers are increasingly targeting college graduates with student debt consolidation scams. One young woman in Little Rock, Arkansas […]

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Weekly Worst: 877-647-8551, 815-566-3404, 856-295-5565

Receive a call from 877-647-8551, 815-566-3404, or 856-295-5565 recently? These three numbers made it towards the top of our unwanted call lists last week. You were just one of many consumers each of these numbers called over the last week. If you’ve been wondering what the caller wanted or how to get the number to […]

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Call About Jury Duty Warrant? It’s Probably Fake

A new scam in Riverside County, California caught a few people by surprise earlier this month. Residents received calls about missed jury duty from someone posing as a local law enforcement or courts official. The callers told residents there was a warrant out for their arrest and required payment to get rid of the warrant. […]

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Beware Verizon Survey Call from 919-555-5050

A number of consumers are reporting strange calls from 919-555-5050 and other similar numbers. Coming out of Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-555-5050 appears to be calling from Verizon about a consumer survey. The caller is even promising credit on your Verizon account if you complete the survey. The thing is, 919-555-5050 isn’t a number associated with […]

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Weekly Worst: 620-860-1573, 619-565-1692, 210-215-6445

Last week 620-860-1573, 619-565-1692, and 210-215-6445 made it to the top of our unwanted call lists. If you received calls from one of these numbers, you’re probably wondering why they called you. Before you call back, read on to find out why each one of these numbers is calling consumers and what you can do […]

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Facebook Giveaways Asking for Your Number?

You’ve decided to enter a giveaway on Facebook and the survey you’re answering asks for your phone number. Should you give it to them? Surely they’ll use it to call you to inform you about winning, right? Wrong. These online social media scams are harvesting phone numbers and selling them to scammers and telemarketers. A […]

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Weekly Worst: 800-823-2318, 234-312-4900, 253-292-6557

Missed a call from 800-823-2318, 234-312-4900, or 253-292-6557? Last week, these three numbers were at the top of our most unwanted call lists. Before you call back to find out what these callers wanted, save yourself the trouble. We found out from our users why 800-823-2318, 619-565-1692, and 253-292-6557 called for you. Top Debt Collector: […]

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Protecting Elderly Family Members from Scam Phone Calls

Early last month Joseph Nkunzi plead guilty to charges associated with targeting elderly in a grand prize scam with a fake company he created. Nkunzi’s “North American Prize Pool” scam is one of hundreds that target the elderly population. Instead of becoming a potential target for scammers, learning about tactics they use can help elderly […]

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Stop Unwanted Political Calls

Did you know that political campaigners cannot make robocalls or automated calls to cellphones? It’s a common misconception during a campaign season leading up to an election. If you are receiving these types of calls to your cell phone without your express consent, it’s likely against the law. Although there aren’t many rules regulating campaign […]

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