September 25, 2017
Top 5 telephone scams in California
A YouGov survey has revealed the top five scams people are falling victim to in California:

1. Internal Revenue scam
2. Credit/loan scam
3. Robocall/automated messages scam
4. Lottery/sweepstake scam
5. Missed call scam

Many of these scams rely on the victim handing over personal and security details or asking the victim to pay a processing fee or call back on a premium rate line.

Many are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to spotting a scam yet 17% of those questioned have lost money to scams in the last 12 months. Of those, 23% lost less than $100, 22% lost between $100 and $500, but 27% lost between $500 and $10,000, with 4% were scammed out of over $10,000.

The survey was commissioned by CPR Call Blocker, makers of a call-blocking device. (INT)
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