Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.
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Why Phone Fraud Starts With A "Silent Call"?


When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end

- it could be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account.
- A "silent call" - an experience many of us have had:
--- The phone rings
--- You pick it up and say "Hello. Hello. Helloooo!"
--- But nobody answers
--- It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line...

An automated computer system

- that's calling your number
- & tens of thousands of others
- to build a list of humans to target for theft...

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- Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO of Pindrop Security, a company in Atlanta that detects phone fraud, says that
- in any number of ways, the criminal ring gets your 10 digits &
- loads them into an automated system.
- Maybe you gave your number to Target or some other big retailer that got hacked
- Maybe you entered an online raffle to win a free iPhone.

According to the Federal Trade Commission

- these robocalls are on the rise
- because Internet-powered phones make it cheap & easy for scammers
- to make illegal calls from anywhere in the world
- The FTC is trying to combat the rising number of illegal automated phone calls
- "It is the No. 1 consumer complaint that we receive," says Patty Hsue, an FTC's attorney
- The agency receives an average of 170,000 complaints per month about robocalls

That initial silent call you get
:
- "[is] essentially the first of the reconnaissance calls that these fraudsters do", Balasubramaniyan says
- "They're trying to see: Are they getting a human on the other end?
- You even cough and it knows you're there"

...
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http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/08/24/434313813/why-phone-fraud-starts-with-a-silent-call
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/protect-yourself-from-the-can-you-hear-phone-scam/#at_pco=cfd-1.0

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