Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What You Need To Know About Telephone Frauds

Today, business world and even the private citizen's world are not uncommon to come across frauds. No matter how one tries to protect oneself and their business, one can be a possible victim to fraudsters who seem to almost always plan one step ahead. It can be frustrating and scary but you need to be ready at all times to deal with these frauds.

There are fraudulent service agencies that can help you. Regarding telephone scams, the FTC has strategies to help the victim investigate the fraudulent activity, Better, it has means of helping you get protected by providing useful information and support when you get caught in the fraud. However, the agency is more concerned on how to disseminate information to more people so that they are aware of what's going on concerning telephone fraud.

Telephone fraud is a fact. It is not  a tell-tale story to frighten or scare people. It does happen and these criminals steal more than millions of dollars each year from their victims. Many identities are stolen as well. It is how wide and rampant it is. Most victims do not report what happened to them for the fear of being ridiculed of being outsmarted.

It is crucial that you tell your trusted family members and friends about it when you receive fraudulent calls. There is nothing to be ashamed of when you are the victim. It is not your fault. You did not invite these fraudsters to come near you.

Do what you need to do.

1. Register your phone at the Do Not Call Registry.
2. Drop unsolicited calls and telemarketing calls.
3. Never give your personal data to anyone.
4. Always keep your guards up.
5. Help spreading helpful information about fraudulent calls.
6. Always verify callers' identity and the phone numbers they are using when calling you via reverse phone lookup.
7. As much as possible, do transactions with trusted and reliable offices and representatives.
8. Share your experiences to trusted family members and friends. Think of them as people who can help you.
9. Report to the police and the FTC any malicious calls.
10. Trust your instinct at all times. Never let your guards down. Of all people, you yourself can help "you" the best.

You can prevent yourself from being victimized by fraudulent calls. You just have to equip yourself and stay at the safe zone at all times. Keep up with the latest news and the latest reports. Know what to do best during these situations and believe that you have the power to protect yourself and your family against these criminals when you do the right things.

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