Hey Retirees, Scammers are looking for YOU!
by Wendy, www.retirement-online.com
I watched Dr. Phil today and had to share these scammer tips with you!
Here is what happens: Your telephone rings, you don't recognize number, but answer anyhow.
The caller asks: "CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Sounds innocent enough, right? Do not answer yes. That yes, means the scammer may go shopping with your cash. By saying YES, your voice may be used as confirmation that you wanted to purchase something. They can splice the YES on to a sales pitch to show you agreed to it. Yikes!
Tech Support Scam
The Biggest Scam today -- You get an email, or pop up, or a telephone call saying there is a serious virus on your computer.
When you call the number, they are from Apple or Microsoft... and they need to remotely access your computer to correct the virus. However, If you allow them to get on the computer, they can access everything!
3.3 million victims have lost billions to this scam. Just hang up. Don't ever give remote access to your computer. NO legitimate company will ask for that.
Caller ID on your Phone
Who knew that Caller ID can be faked? Scammers can mess with that too. They can change who the caller is. They might be outside the USA and they've changed it to show a local state. Bottom Line: Don't trust your caller ID as a method to know who is calling.