Sophos describes some other telephone scams

On this site, I tend to focus on tech support scams in the context of telephone scams. However, here’s an interesting article by Bill Brenner for Sophos that focuses on other types of telephone scam:

  • IRS tax scams
  • Immigration scams
  • Payday loan scams
  • Government grant scams

The callers seem to be based in India and tend to impersonate government officials, and either threaten victims with tax-related fines and penalties or deportation, or promise services such as grants or loans (on payment of a ‘worthiness’ fee. Here’s the article:

Anatomy of a scam: how phone frauds harvest millions from us

David Harley

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