Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:52:11 +0000

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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A week in security (October 21 – 27)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:05:10 +0000

A look at the cybersecurity news from October 21 – 27 including Magecart, robocalls, doxing, stalkerware, ransomware, breaches, and much more.

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Growing rate of robocalls threatens user privacy

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:43:07 +0000

Robocalls aren’t just a nuisance—they’re a threat to personal data and privacy. And they’re on the rise. Learn which new tactics scammers are using and how to protect against them.

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Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 22:43:58 +0000

Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary. A noticeable uptick in SIM-swapping attacks that lead to multi-million dollar cyberheists. If you are somehow under the impression that you — the customer — are in control over the security, privacy and integrity of your mobile phone service, think again. And you’d be forgiven if you assumed the major wireless carriers or federal regulators had their hands firmly on the wheel.

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Phone spampocalypse: fighting back in the age of unwanted calls

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:58:27 +0000

US telecommunications companies have the technology to protect customers against the rising tide of unwanted calls—they just haven’t done it yet. So it’s up to lawmakers and consumers themselves to fight back against phone spampocalypse. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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Stop telephoning me-eh-eh-eh-eh: robocalls explained

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:11:47 +0000

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified robocalls as the number one complaint from the public. In this post, we tell you what you need to know to protect against the nasty ones.

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Got Robocalled? Don’t Get Mad; Get Busy.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:24:16 +0000

Several times a week my cell phone receives the telephonic equivalent of spam: A robocall. On each occasion the call seems to come from a local number, but when I answer there is that telltale pause followed by an automated voice pitching some product or service. So when I heard from a reader who chose to hang on the line and see where one of these robocalls led him, I decided to dig deeper. This is the story of that investigation. Hopefully, it will inspire readers to do their own digging and help bury this annoying and intrusive practice.

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