Minnesota Commerce Department Warns Of New Robocall Scheme
The FTC says there is a new trend, fraudulent calls from Social Security Administration imposters. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, "scammers are using advanced technology to target smartphones, using auto-dialers to reach thousands of phones every minute. "
Phone scammers often try to intimidate the caller to get money or personal information. The thing to remember is if you did not give them permission to call you it is most likely a scam.
Here are some tips if you fall victim to a Robocall:
- If you receive a robo call hang up immediately, do not stay on the line to speak with an operator or hit any numbers on your keypad.
- Be aware if you are on the do not all registry and still are getting these robocalls most legit business abide by this rule, so if they are getting through it is most likely a scam.
- Most likely a robocall scam if: They demand payment, bank or credit card information, Ask for your Social Security Number, or voice is a recording.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains the Do Not Call Registry. You may register your home and cell phone numbers by contacting the FTC by email at www.donotcall.gov or by phone at (888) 382-1222. For more information on this click here.