The Do Not Call List Scam

March 6, 2014 3:13 PM
The Do Not Call List Scam
" BOSTON (CBS) – This is National Consumers Protection Week. This is a national campaign to help consumers make better-informed decisions and avoid being scammed.

Answer your phone, open your e-mails and the scams find you. The Better Business Bureau has put together their top list for 2013. These are scams they believe to be the most widespread

Scam Texts – With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it’s no surprise that scams quickly follow. One major tactic recently is the use of scam texts, known as “smishing,” to steal personal information.

They look like a text alert from your bank, asking you to confirm information or “reactivate your debit card” by following a link on your smart phone. Banks of all sizes have been targeted, and details of the scam vary, but the outcome is the same: scammers get your banking information, maybe even your ATM number and PIN.

You may even inadvertently download malicious software that gives the scammer access to anything on your phone. And more and more of us have the same personal financial information stored on our phone that we have on our personal computers "

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