Robocalls have become widely stigmatized in telecommunications, but now more than ever it has been deemed that they are an essential means of emergency messaging delivery. In light of COVID-19 the FCC has determined a criteria for the types of robocalls that are considered both legal and essential.
Scammers often target healthcare organizations due to their reliability. Stealing phone numbers from hospitals and other legitimate organizations gives scammers a leg up in their attempts to deceive consumers. These are some of the recent healthcare related call spoofing scams.
Phone scams have risen significantly in 2019. Scammers are using creative methods to deceive consumers and defraud millions of dollars. Robocalls and caller ID spoofing are some of the key weapons in a scammers arsenal to disguise as legitimate businesses or organizations.
Robocalls are not just a nuisance for consumers, spammers are using robocalls and caller ID spoofing to defraud millions of dollars annually. While federal regulations are being put in place, states are passing their own laws to help protect their residents.
Colleges are seeing a rise in call spoofing scams targeting students and other individuals. Scammers are spoofing college phone numbers, or in some cases even the FBIs' numbers in attempts to defraud current and former students.