Our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator handed out the AARP Current Scams list and asked us to share it. Read it here.
One that was new to me is the silent call. You say hello but there’s no one on the other end. An automated computer system makes these calls to build a list of humans to target for theft. It’s the first step in opening you up to many of the scams discussed in the list. You can avoid this if you screen your calls with caller ID and don’t pick up if the number is unfamiliar.
The number one reported fraud right now is the phone call by IRS impostors. IRS only communicates via US Postal Service!