Impersonation Phone Scams continue to rise and vary. Recently, FBI Impersonation Scams through the phone have been happening more frequently. Not only is this frustrating, but also leads a victim to panic and believe it is legitimate. It’s important to not fall for the scammers’ scare tactics by learning to spot the scam to avoid becoming a victim.
Like most impersonation scams, a scammer’s tactic is to make the individual believe the caller is who they say they are- in this case, through intimidation and threats. Their end goal is to go after the victim’s money and personal information.
Scammers will try to get you to act first and think later. If you get a call like this:
If you suspect an impersonation scam, report it at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Even if you didn’t lose money, your information helps investigators working to stop these scams.