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Scammers try new ways to trick you


Last updated 4/21/2021 at 10:02am

How many phone calls did you receive today? Of those, how many were scam calls? So far today I’ve received eight.

This is nothing new, but the tricks that scammers use are changing, and we need to be up on all of their tactics to steal our identities and money.

The latest scammer craze is something called tele-transformer. This is step one in the scammer bag of tricks before handing you off to the closers who will pull you into a deal. Sometimes the message will leave a call-back number. Or they’ll claim they’re returning your call, or calling because you recently bought one of their...

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