Robocalls have become so common that they have entered pop culture. You’ll find memes and jokes focusing on car warranty calls all over social media. They’re good for a laugh, but the situation is becoming severe.
This past summer, the Federal Trade Commission forced the nation’s largest wireless carriers to employ technology to combat robocalls. Here we are approaching the end of the year, and it doesn’t seem like anything’s changed. What happened? Tap or click here to find out.
Ever received a text from a stranger asking for someone you don’t know? According to the Better Business Bureau, you may write it off as a wrong number, but it could be a scam.
Wrong number? Not really
The Better Business Bureau is issuing a scam alert about “wrong number” texts. Here’s how the scheme works. You receive a text from a number you don’t recognize. The sender says they met you through a dating site and chatted at some point. Now they are around and want to meet.
The polite thing to do is set them straight, right? Respectfully tell them they have the wrong number. But after you reply, you’ll get some nice words and maybe even some suggestive photos of someone. Any messages you send will be ignored.
The truth is the person on the other end isn’t even a person. It’s a chatbot that will try to get…