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Mobile Phone Scam

Mobile phone virus scams give false alerts claiming a virus has been discovered on your phone. We’ve linked banking, emails, and other sensitive data to our phones, making them a perfectly centralized target for identity theft and fraud. Mobile phone scams are aimed at deceiving you into voluntarily infecting your device or handing over private information.

Common types of mobile scams include Mobile phone virus scams, Texting scams, voice mail scams, and one-ring scams. The scammer wants to validate that your phone number is in use. The scammer will hang up before you answer, asking you to call back. They are setting you up to make an expensive 1-900 call, which they benefit from.

SPOT THE SCAM
Mobile Phone Scam Clues
  • If you don’t know the number, don’t call it back. Do I know this number?
  • If they didn’t leave me a message, do they really want to get a hold of me?
  • Friends and family will call back and wait for you to answer.
STOP THE SCAM
Mobile Phone Scam Defence
  • Don’t respond to calls or texts from numbers you don’t know.
  • Do not call or text them back.
  • You can block numbers that come from oversees.
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