Category: Protection

For years, the Wangiri scam, Japanese for ‘one ring and drop’ has been preying on unknowing mobile victims, enticing them to call back international numbers, ultimately charging them with premium rates.   The Wangiri or “one-ring” scam originally appeared in the US in 2013. In years to follow, the scam hit a lull in the…

Whether it be back, leg, shoulder, or anything that is chronically painful, be on guard! Scammers are targeting New York residents claiming they can fix your chronic pain with so-called support from Medicare and Medicaid. Coming through to victims as spoofed robocalls, local police are warning residents that the calls are not local and the…

You found the ideal job, working from home, making thousands a dollars a month, and and doing it all for one of the world’s most valuable companies, Amazon. The perfect situation right? WRONG! If you’ve been on the search for a job, and happen to receive a voicemail inviting you to apply for a job…

Nothing in life is free, especially if you receive an offer for a free medical brace from Medicare. Targeting vulnerable senior citizens, scammers are making cold calls claiming to be from Medicare or a medical warehouse referred by the victim’s doctor. How it works The scammer offers the victim a free back or knee brace…

The FCC joins consumers in their growing frustration in phone carriers not yet providing an industry wide solution to the robocall problem. FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai has had about enough, and sent a letter to over a dozen U.S. mobile providers demanding that the “phone industry adopt a robust call authentication system to combat illegal…

Last week, the the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that consumers keep an eye out for calls from SSA Customer Service. The SSA began receiving an increase in reports regarding the calls and are warning consumers to hang-up immediately. According to the SSA, “These reports indicate the calls display the 1-800-772-1213, SSA’s national customer service…

As if the worry of whether or not their power lines could withstand the madness of Hurricane Lane these past few weeks, Hawaii’s Electric companies, just can’t get a break as scammers are now targeting Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai’i Electric Light, by demanding payments in bitcoin, a digital currency, or else their services…

With the first day of school just around the corner, it seems like scammers ended summer break early as they’ve already gotten a head start on targeting college students with a number of back to school scams. To help prevent you ambitious students with any additional stress this school year, here’s a list of the…

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a phone scam targeting individuals with Chinese last names is spreading across the US. Mandarin or English speaking scammers are calling victims and claiming to be from the Chinese Consulate. Victims are informed that they have a package or sensitive information at their local consulate office. The victim…