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Delayed Disconnect Phone Scam

This only applies if you have a landline. Criminals call and try their sales pitch, then tell you to hang up and call a number they give you. The number isn’t real and what they do is keep your landline open so that it sounds like they are answering the call you just made when in fact they never hung up and are continuing your call as though you called them. the goal is to convince you that you have called them and you are safe giving them your credit card. The number they give you to call is fake.

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Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Delayed Disconnect Phone Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.

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