Tag Archives: scamming

How I don’t fall victim to phone scammers

Susan Ladika

In the past couple of months I’ve gotten repeated phone messages from a company implying it wanted to serve me with legal papers; a debt collector looking for someone named Janice Leake; the “U.S. government” calling from a Kansas City area code; a number reportedly associated with a credit card rate reduction scam; a call from an area code that doesn’t exist; and several other numbers that I don’t know.

I don’t trust anybody anymore — at least not if they’re calling me from a phone number I don’t recognize.

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Call from fake Accufile ‘Amy O’Neil’ is a ‘refund and recovery’ scam

Susan Ladika

I’d just started writing a new article for CreditCards.com on scams and fraud when my phone rang. It was a scammer, trying to defraud me. Even with my anti-fraud senses turned up to 11, I have to admit, these guys are good enough to make my heart skip a beat with their mentions of "formal complaint" and "attorney."

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Will Facebook help create credit catfish?

Sienna Kossman

If people are willing to create false online identities to find love, I don’t think it’s farfetched to think others wouldn’t edit their Facebook profile if they knew it could help them score a car loan or credit card.
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