Phone Scams

Papa John’s Texting Lawsuit

“Better ingredients, better pizza” was sent too many times to one Papa John’s customer as he is now sending them a message with a texting lawsuit. According to TMZ the customer never signed up for the text messages, however Papa John’s started sending him the

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Ransomware: Free Porn

Mobile ransomware is on the rise and the target: free porn apps. Recent reports indicate that this specific type of malware is targeting Android gadgets, which grew by more than 50 percent over the last year. As if we haven’t warned you enough, the usual vector

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Prize Scams Played

Often times individuals will receive a phone call from an excited caller claiming you just won a nice car, a lavish trip, or a whole lot of money.  The next thing you will hear is the request for money to

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Yahoo Customer Service Scam

Trying to contact Yahoo customer care? There are a few ways to do so — but, Yahoo warns that phone is not an option. That’s right: any phone number you come across in an internet search, claiming to connect you with

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FTC Providing Over $88 Million in Refunds to AT&T Customers

The Federal Trade Commission is providing over $88 million in refunds to more than 2.7 million AT&T customers who had third-party charges added to their mobile bills without their consent, a tactic known as “mobile cramming.” The refunds to consumers

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People Tricked into Buying Bogus ‘Extended Auto Warranties’

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,970 refund checks totaling more than $4 million to people who were bombarded with illegal robocalls and tricked into paying thousands of dollars for bogus “extended auto warranties.” The checks, which are being mailed

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Scammers strike again posing as the IRS

On Thursday, June 30, a local man called the Madison County Carrier stating that he received a call from a man who claimed to be with the IRS. During the phone call, the local man was told he owed a

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Phony OSHA Scam Halts Target of New Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida man and his company with bilking at least $1.3 million from newly-opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government agency, and threatening that the business will be shut down or

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4 Common Phone Scams

Phone scams are nothing new to fear, but what is new is the way scammers are getting you fooled. So don’t fall victim to the following four phone scams, which could be happening in your community: RELATED: What an IRS Scam Phone Call

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