Sunday, April 29, 2018

Where to report phone scams ?


When we talk about the phone scams, there is only a little awareness present in India as in terms of privacy and it is gold mine for the scammers who are searching for actionable personal information. For example, recently Adhar details of some popular celebrities were highlighting how a little effort is put in maintaining privacy even within the government. The government databases consisting names, mobile numbers, birth dates and addresses which can be easily purchased from so-called contact brokers. Once the database is acquired, the business kick starts searching one gullible customer and rob him or her of whatever little or big amount. When you look about the phone scams, the sad part is most victims are the people who are new to the age of the internet and Smartphone as the elderly or people with a limited means. Sometimes the amount is few thousands which might be meager for the back to notice bout it could mean a lot for an individual people. There is a golden saying when it comes to pick up the phone calls in the age of WhatsApp and if someone calls you, it is mostly due to the callers wants you more than you do. With the phone spammers and scammers becoming smarter the customer or victim database is subdivided to call the easiest of lot, mostly the elderly. Here we list out down the five most common types of phone scam calls made in India for your awareness.

Calls about credit or debit cards: 

A person may call you from an unknown landline number and claiming it to be the bank manager or bank customer relation officer who will almost threaten you to share your personal account details or card details. When you give any details, they will hack your bank account and take whole money present in that account.

Calls about the company or service provider: 

The caller claiming to be any one of the service provider and greets you by your name and then asks whether your number is prepaid or post-paid and after verifying your mobile details they will ask your bank details to stole money from it.

Missed calls from unknown number: 

When you receive a missed call from an unknown number with an international numbers, never call back it again, because it will gather all your details when you call back them.

Calls from online accounts:

 The caller will tell you as they call from any one of the famous online payment systems like paytm or other mobile wallet executives to assist in mobile banking and wallets as well. This kind of calls ultimately has a goal to gather your confidential banking information. As a conclusion of this article the best way to deal these kind of calls is to ignore or if you face any serious problems with these kind of calls, you need to go to the police station and file a complaint about that crime to product yourself.

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