Beware of 3 popular phone scams today

Scam calling is not new, but there are still many people “trapped”, even some people are cheated with large amounts of money. Here are the 3 most common phone scams that people need to avoid.

Beware of calls claiming to be authorities

Recently, scam calls are made extremely sophisticated. Scammers often pretend to be a police agency, a court, etc., call to ask for bank card information to receive parcels or summons, transfer money to a pre-designated account for investigation. …

According to the law, to deal with violations, functional agencies must work directly with citizens. At the same time, there is no regulation that allows authorities to ask citizens to pay money by phone.

Therefore, if you receive a phone call claiming to be a police officer, everyone should be alert and calmly handle it.

Beware of calls with unknown numbers

According to the VNPT operator’s warning, phone users should be wary of missed international calls. International calls and messages will show a plus sign (+) or or 00 at the beginning, the next two numbers are not 84 (Vietnam country code), for example: Modova (+373), Tunisia ( +216), Equatorial Guinea (+240), Burkina Faso (+226)…

These calls are clicked from foreign subscribers to domestic mobile phone numbers for the purpose of fraudulently calling users to call back and incur telecommunications charges.

The time when calls arise is usually in the evening or at night. If the listener calls back, it will be charged a very high fee.

Therefore, caution should be exercised when returning calls with international numbers if not from someone you know.

Do not provide personal information, bank account when meeting strangers

In fact, many people have had their information stolen to take advantage of phone calls. Their scams are often fake information about winning from banks or big companies, asking for customer OTP number or any other reason asking for card or account information. e-banking to steal money in your account…

In addition, fraudsters can impersonate a bank officer, ask for a password, PIN or card information to handle problems related to banking or card services.

Therefore, should be careful with requests to provide personal information, bank accounts from unknown phone calls.

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