Blog News

Print Printer Icon

Blog/News

Read up on the latest Lake-Osceola State Bank news and community events.

Watch Out for Robocall Scams
/ Categories: Scam of the Week

Watch Out for Robocall Scams

The bad guys are automating robocall scams worldwide. Recently, there has been a rise in this type of fraud. They have a variety of attacks that you should watch out for. Here are a few examples:

  1. Bank account and credit card scams where the bad guy claims to be an official from your bank or card company
  2. Extortion scams where they request payment for a kidnapped friend or family member
  3. Callback Scams where you are tricked into calling back a very expensive international number

Remember the following to avoid robocall scams:

  • If you receive a call from a company urging you to complete a request, hang up and call back the company directly to investigate.
  • Scammers can spoof any number they’d like. Therefore, even if a call looks like its coming from a familiar source, it could be a scam.
  • Never provide personal information over the phone unless you’re the one who initiated the call.

Think Before You Pick Up!

Previous Article Dangerous Office Attachments Bypassing Email Security
Next Article Malware is Spreading through Popular Messaging Apps
Print

x

Search