The problem has reached the point where Senator Bill Nelson from Florida is sponsoring legislation to ban the transmission of false caller ID numbers.“A similar bill has already sailed through the house,” reports com.In a new phishing scam, con artists are using phony caller ID numbers to solicit personal information and money.Thanks to the phony caller IDs, the “spoofers” are able to convince victims that they’re receiving a call from a bank or credit card company — and use this to acquire sensitive personal and financial information, or even money, from their victims.The “beauty” of this scam is that few people would ever think that the names and phone numbers appearing on their caller ID screens were not genuine.
Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.
Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.
Eighty-two percent of banned Seeking Arrangement profiles say they're Catholic and religion was the most common trait among fraudulent accounts.
Most people don’t know how easy it is for scammers to fake the caller ID phone number displayed when you receive a call.