Last updated on May 7, 2021
When asked about phone scams, or when I’m doing a tech talk, I’ve always recommended to folks that if they don’t recognize an incoming call to not answer it.
Legit people leave messages. Robocall scammers tend to call you many times, often using many different phone numbers to trick you into answering.
Today I watched another fantastic YouTube video by a content creator named Mark Rober, on the topic of catching a phone scammer.
The link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKW58MS12g
Please share the video, or this post, with everyone you know — especially if they are over age 60. The video covers how the scam works along with some entertaining glitter bombs to catch some scammers red-handed (or glitter-handed).
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of fraud, you can call or visit the National Elder Fraud hotline (https://stopelderfraud.ovc.ojp.gov/) at 833-372-8311 and report it to the FTC by visiting the agency’s website (https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/) or calling 877-382-4357.