BEWARE: Phone scammers pretend to be from gov’t agency or name brand

WASHINGTON-- Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often targets of (www.aarp.org/AAPIfraudsurvey)scammers who often use caller ID spoofing to mask their true location, making it appear that they're calling from a legitimate or local number to raise the odds that you'll pick up, AARP warns.   If you do, the robotic voice on the other end might claim to represent a utility, name-brand company or government agency, like Medicare, the Internal Revenue Service, and Consulates. It might tell you to press a particular key to learn more, or to get off a call list.   Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director for the FTC's Division of Privacy & Identity Protectio...Keep on reading: BEWARE: Phone scammers pretend to be from gov’t agency or name brand

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