Adult website scams

29-Sep-2019 03:16

Caller pretends to be from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or another government agency.Caller claims that new Medicare cards are being issued.While NFIB stats show 152,583 cyber-enabled crimes were reported to Action Fraud in the past year, the ONS revealed 1.9m online fraud incidents.

Medicare sends all forms or communications via mail and always look for the CMS logo (see below) or Department of Health and Human Services (see below).“From using different passwords for each online account, to regularly checking to see if personal details have been lost in a breach, consumers of all ages need to be taught to be more vigilant online and know the red flags of phishing attempts like this,” he explained.You don’t have to be polite when you receive unsolicited phone calls. Legitimate callers will typically also provide requests in writing. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today alerted taxpayers to the latest tactics being used by con artists.The New York State Office for Aging has been made aware of a new robocall scam that attempts to lure older New Yorkers into providing their personal information over the phone.The voice on the robocall identifies itself as the New York State Office for the Aging and asks the individual answering the phone to press a button if someone in the home is over 65 and would be interested in receiving a free Medic Alert pin and 00 in coupons for food or other items. The New York State Office for the Aging does not give away items, money or coupons and will NEVER solicit personal information over the phone.

Medicare sends all forms or communications via mail and always look for the CMS logo (see below) or Department of Health and Human Services (see below).“From using different passwords for each online account, to regularly checking to see if personal details have been lost in a breach, consumers of all ages need to be taught to be more vigilant online and know the red flags of phishing attempts like this,” he explained.You don’t have to be polite when you receive unsolicited phone calls. Legitimate callers will typically also provide requests in writing. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today alerted taxpayers to the latest tactics being used by con artists.The New York State Office for Aging has been made aware of a new robocall scam that attempts to lure older New Yorkers into providing their personal information over the phone.The voice on the robocall identifies itself as the New York State Office for the Aging and asks the individual answering the phone to press a button if someone in the home is over 65 and would be interested in receiving a free Medic Alert pin and 00 in coupons for food or other items. The New York State Office for the Aging does not give away items, money or coupons and will NEVER solicit personal information over the phone.The caller then proceeds to give you your service tag number (the Dell serial number) and states that there are some errors or viruses, etc. You don’t have to be polite when you receive unsolicited phone calls. Legitimate callers will typically also provide requests in writing. There is a new Medicare scam where they will call you and ask you verify your Medicare information.