Common frauds and scams include:

 

IRS Scam

Scammers use a technique known as "spoofing" to change the name and phone number that appears on the caller ID to make it seem as if they are calling from the IRS. Scammers call victims and claim there is a problem with their tax return in an effort to gather sensitive information

 

Green Dot Card Scam

Victims are told they won money and a new car, and must pay $350 for a Green Dot MoneyPak card (a pre-paid money card) to claim the prize. They are asked for the number on the back of teh card and told the prize money will be delivere, but the pre-paid $350 is then depleted off the card.

Do Not Call List

Call (888) 382-1222 to be placed on the "Do Not Call" list. You must call from the phone number being enrolled.

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Scam

Scammers representing themselves as government or insurance company representatives try to talk Medicare beneficiaries into reveling their Medicare number and other sensistive information.