Top 7 Ways to protect yourself form scam calls on your Mobile Device
I just happened to call my parents at the right moment. Worried that my dad wasn’t picking up his cell phone, I tried my mom’s cell which she picked up immediately.
“Dad is on the phone with someone because our Apple ID has been hacked,” she frantically told me while telling my dad that I was on the phone. In the background, I could hear my dad shouting at my mom to get me off the phone which was highly suspicious for parents who always love hearing from me.
Following an extremely busy beginning to what was assumed to a regular call, I heard that my parents were all going to be scammed using a computer hack. How on earth did this occur? My mother and daddy know how to protect themselves from scams!
My father answered a call from an unidentified number on his mobile phone out of a caller claiming to be Apple support. She proceeded to attempt and find private information out of him to get his PC.
My father was just a few keystrokes away from letting her access his computer. These activities might have emptied their bank account and led to identity theft. Luckily, my telephone interrupted the harm she had been going to unleash.
With 1,855 robocalls put every 2nd last year, my parents are not alone. Their story could have occurred to some of our friends family and nearest and dearest. Almost 30 million people have been scammed from the 58 billion robocalls made annually.
Scams and undesirable robocalls will be the One complaint to the FCC. They cost Americans over $10 billion annually. With coronavirus worries, scammers are preying on customers’ rising health and fiscal anxieties. Americans have lost more than $80 million into COVID-related scams annually and it is only getting worse! Coronavirus scams increased 70 percent from only May to June.