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Tech support phone scams have now been targeting Internet users around the world for a number of years. Despite widespread publicity about these scams, they continue to gain new victims every day.
Brief Analysis: America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning about yet another tactic being used by phone scammers. Rather than threaten victims…
Australians are receiving automated phone messages purporting to be from the tax office that claim they will be arrested for tax evasion and tax avoidance if they do not call a specified ‘hotline’ number.
Scammers pretending to be government taxation officials continue to target residents in several countries including the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Typically,…
Fraud prevention organisation Financial Fraud Action UK is warning consumers about a new take on the traditional tech-support phone scam. The scammers cold call…
In a new twist on the typical ‘arrest warrant’ phone scam, residents in Ohio have reported receiving bogus phone calls that seemingly come…