How are we far away the Fake Discount Call scam
Source: admin Release Time: 08:29:34 2018-09-29
Caller ID has been a blessing for many of us, allowing us to speak to who we want when we want, and ignoring callers with whom we don’t wish to connect. But sometimes a number will come up on our display screen that can leave us guessing. 800 numbers are a perfect example of this, especially one as vague as 800-000-0000. Many of us are hesitant to ignore this type of call because it could be anyone and probably important. Scammers count on this attitude, and the 'Fake Discount Call' scam is centered on taking advantage of that fact. Lately, this scam has been making victims in the United States, UK, Canada, and Australia.How does it work?The caller states that they are a representative from any major telephone company in your country: Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone, Orange, BT, Telus, Rogers, Telstra, etc.) and are calling to inform you that you have a discount, refund, or credit due you on your bill. Once they have you excited about the possibility of getting a few bucks back – or taken off your next month’s bill – they will begin to ask you questions to “verify” your account. Be forewarned! They are only trying to obtain your personal identifying information in an attempt to steal your identity or drain your bank account. How to avoid the Fake Discount Call scam: Mobile companies will never ask a customer to verify anything other than their zip code and cell phone number. Any other information being requested is a great indicator that the caller is not a real representative of these companies. If you are in doubt, hang up and call them to verify the legitimacy of the call. Often you will find that the caller misrepresented him or herself, and you can pat yourself on the back for dodging the bullet of another scammer trying to separate you from your hard-earned cash – or possibly your identity altogether!