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Telephone variant of Credit Union Scams 1 year 7 months ago #1

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Goldbug wrote:
There's a new one now, that relies on digital telephone systems. The scammer gives the victim the actual number for the bank, and tells the person to hang up and call them back. They then stay on the line, so the connection doesn't clear. If the victim has a phone that clears the line when they hang up, then they'll actually call their bank and the scammer loses nothing. If not, the victim dials the number on their phone (which is already connected) and finds themselves straight through to the scammer. Always make sure there's a dialtone before dialling, or ask the other person to clear if there isn't.

That is horrible! I can easily see how older people get scammed by this. What a shame.
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Telephone variant of Credit Union Scams 1 year 7 months ago #2

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Goldbug, do you by chance know which demographic is being targeted and which credit union it supposedly names? I need to warn my grandparents who have will believe just anything and trust everyone. Thank you for brining this up!
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Telephone variant of Credit Union Scams 1 year 7 months ago #3

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There's a new one now, that relies on digital telephone systems. The scammer gives the victim the actual number for the bank, and tells the person to hang up and call them back. They then stay on the line, so the connection doesn't clear. If the victim has a phone that clears the line when they hang up, then they'll actually call their bank and the scammer loses nothing. If not, the victim dials the number on their phone (which is already connected) and finds themselves straight through to the scammer. Always make sure there's a dialtone before dialling, or ask the other person to clear if there isn't.
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Re: Credit Union Scams 9 years 9 months ago #4

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people are using many tricks 10 years 9 months ago #5

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people are using many tricks to steal the cc info.Its very often in news that how the frauds are being caught for phishing and other illegal activities to cheat people.
now people have to be cautious about everything( be it phone calls, e-mails or something else)
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This is what I get 10 years 10 months ago #6

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This is what I get on my emails everday. Oh but wait, what about the calls that says "Hi, I have an important message regarding your account. Dont worry there is nothing wrong with your account, but I can save you.....blah, blah, blah" I get so upset because I feel like the DO NOT CALL LIST is a waste of time even though it is free. Think about the people who will fall for this crap and actually give up their credit card number thinking they were about to save. This is hillarius.
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10 years 10 months ago #7

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Apparently there's a new variation on trying to steal your credit union info. You get an automated telephone call that tells you data has been breached at your credit union and to call a "special" number. Needless to say, that number is not your real credit union.
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