Tellows' Study Helps To Identify The Different Types Of Telephone Scam
Statistics in www.tellows.co.uk show that phone scam calls remain a problem in the United Kingdom
This loan requires a large amount of personal data for the concession, which is why it can be dangerous and lead to a scam to those who obtain it. Many of the scammers pretend to be legitimate companies to get in touch with consumers and lead them to a scam thanks to the real data they get from loan applications online.
· Call Back Scam
This type of scam is based on receiving a call informing you about a possible accident of a family member or an important issue, stating that you should call them back. When making the call, possibly to an international number, it will be placed on hold and you will be charged high costs.
· Job Offer Scam
The scammer contacts the victim and offers him a study program along with the promise of future work. The victim will be asked for a large number of private information such as bank details and even making an advance payment.
·Fake Telemarketer Scam
This scam has different variants such as the promise of winning a prize if a fee is paid, charity fraud requesting that a donation be made or offering annual magazine subscriptions.
The scammer contacts the victim with a valid number but that is not their own, so as to avoid knowing their location and will impersonate an employee of a legitimate company.
· Payment Protection Scam
The scammers will call to claim from the victim a reimbursement check from the Payment Protection Plan, which is a service that insures of the possibility when somebody can not pay a credit card in case of death, disability or unemployment.
The scammer will impersonate an employee of a legitimate company, usually a bank or telephone company and will use an automatic call to contact the victim and request personal information.
· PC Doctor Scam/Tech Support Scam
The scammer will claim to belong to the Microsoft company and that the victim's computer has been infected by a virus, then providing a series of steps to solve the problem. During this stage, private information and bank details will be requested for the payment of the antivirus.
· Lottery and Winning Scam
The scammer will contact the victim asking to answer quickly a question, otherwise he can
lose the winnings. He will also ask to keep it as a secret and to pay a fee necessary to obtain the winning prize.