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Scam of the month: Charity and Nonprofit scams

People are generally willing to open their wallets to help others in need, whether it’s to help victims of a natural disaster or fund ... >

Scam of the month: Elections

2024 is a presidential election year in the US, and that means citizens will be getting plenty of political calls. >

March Scam of the month: tax scams

Tax scams are among the most popular phone scams in the world (see Top 10 phone scams of 2023). There are IRS tax scams in the US, HMRC tax ... >

Biden voice-clone robocall highlights AI-generated phone ...

The Joe Biden voice-clone robocall encouraging voters not to vote in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire was an eerie reminder that ... >

Scam of the month: loan phone scams

Hiya’s data show that loan scams were the sixth most commonly reported phone scam in the world last year. (See Top 10 phone scams of 2023.) ... >

Top 10 phone scams of 2023

Bank and credit card scams topped the list of fraudulent phone calls worldwide in 2023, with Amazon impersonators coming in second. >

Scam of the month: Open enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance happens around this time every year in the US, generally from late October through early December. And ... >

Scam of the month: The “yes” scam

There are new phone scams. There are old phone scams. There are even old phone scams that become new again. That seems to be the case with ... >

Scam of the month: Payment app scams (Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, ...

Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo, PayPal, Cash App and Zelle have made paying friends and family quick and easy. The problem is, those ... >

Scam of the Month: Google Business Profile scam

We write a lot about phone scams that target consumers, but the Google Business Profile scam primarily affects business owners. >

Scam of the Month: Vehicle accident

Just when consumers were breathing a collective sigh of relief as the vehicle warranty scam fades, there comes a different vehicle-related ... >

Scam of the month: COVID-related threats

For many, COVID-19 seems like a distant memory. Life has returned to near normal, and most people just want to put COVID behind them. ... >

Scam of the Month: Immigration

Phone scammers love to target vulnerable populations. And one of their favorite targets is immigrants. Immigrants are typically less ... >

Scam of the Month: The IRS scam

It used to be that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. But just as certain as death and taxes are scammers who play on ... >

Scam of the Month: The mortgage scam

“Hi, this is Denise reaching out from [your mortgage agency] in regard to your recent mortgage payment of $250,000. Please give us a call ... >

Scam of the Month: Why am I getting so many calls about my ...

Insurance phone scams are a growing problem today. These scams typically involve bad actors posing as insurance agents or representatives ... >

Scam of the Month: Medicare scam calls

The Medicare scam is an all too popular ruse that plagues the voice channel; this harmful deceit was crafted specifically to hurt the ... >

Scam of the Month 2022: A Year in Review

Phone scams come in all different shapes and sizes. Each variation is another attempt to infiltrate your defenses and procure your ... >

Scam of the Month: The Credit National Assist scam

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a debt relief scam is a ruse that targets a consumer with significant credit card debt by ... >

Scam of the Month: Why Am I Getting Calls About My Social ...

The voice call still reigns supreme for sales. That is one of the key takeaways from Hiya’s midyear check-in, the State of the Call for ... >

Scam of the Month: The healthcare scam

The patient enters the examination room concerned with what they think may be an infection. >

Scam of the Month: Utilities

It takes a lot to run a happy home. Proper light, heat, and power are necessary for the upkeep of any shelter; utilities are a reflection ... >

Scam of the Month: Student Loan Debt

You’ve got your diploma, you’ve tossed your cap, and now it is time to greet the open world, but a successful higher education comes with a ... >

Scam of the Month: IRS scam

As spring comes to a close and the long days of summer begin to roll in, we can safely say that we have officially put tax season behind ... >

Scam of the Month: The Credit Card Scam

In May we took a look at one of the most popular phone scams plaguing the voice channel: the credit card scam. Whether it is a tap, a chip, ... >

Scam of the Month: extended warranty scam

The phone rings, and it is an unknown number. You pick up the phone just in case it is something important. When you answer, you are ... >

Scam of the Month: The Eavesdropping Scam

You’ve likely read about the Wangiri scam, and I’m sure someone has contacted you about your “car’s extended warranty”. But there’s a new ... >

Scam of the Month: The Wangiri Scam

Ring! Click. The caller hung up. But why? Welcome to the Wangiri scam — one of the world's most popular scam calls. In Japanese, Wangiri ... >

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