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August 23, 2019: Scammers Use Robocalls to Steal Personal Information

How to stop unwanted calls

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message, it’s probably an illegal robocall.

In the Robocall Scam, criminals bombard people with automated phone calls, falsely claiming to represent a business or government agency.

The goal of the caller is to get victims to reveal confidential personal information, which can lead to identity and financial theft.

TIPS:

  • Hang up and don’t press any numbers during the call.
  • Don’t trust caller ID – robocalls may appear as local phone numbers.
  • Check call-blocking options on your phone and from your service provider.

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