Scammers Are Hoping You Are In The Christmas Spirit

November 30, 2017

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The holidays generally put us in a good mood and it's also a time we might let our guard down and that's what scammers are hoping you'll do. A recent study found that 85% of those survey had received a least one phone call deemed as a scam call. While you're pretty savvy of picking them out, the fastest growing phone scam may confuse you.  It's called “neighbor spoofing,” which involves calling you from a number similar to your own (typically it has your area code and the first three digits of your phone number) so you think it’s a neighbor giving you a ring. And since it is not uncommon for neighbors to ask for a monetary donation to a local charity, your donation may end up in a scammers hand. However the survey did find a peak time of phone scams, which are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 pm. Remember the simplest way to avoid a phone scam is to not pick up and let it go to voicemail, even if the number looks familiar.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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