Tek Briefing - How to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams

Have you ever received an unexpected phone call, asking you for “owed taxes” or to verify your social security number? Chances are that you have, as 86.2 million scam phone calls occur every month in the US- a 30% rise since 2013.

It’s a frightening trend, one that is increasingly difficult to spot. Phone scammers are utilizing some of the latest technology to groom call lists- targeting victims who are easily receptive and likely to give in to their scams. Just a few short years ago, Americans lost $8.6 billion to such fraud. With continual reductions in call pricing over the years, this number is likely to grow.

So, how can you make sure that your money remains safe? Luckily, it’s as simple as following some basic steps outlined in our Liberteks.com ‘Tek Briefing. These practices have been a staple among our ‘teks for years, if followed correctly they will greatly reduce your risk of phone fraud.

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