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Spoofing Scams Alert    Criminals on the Run

Started 11/17/19 by Boba (Boitchy); 1251 views.
Boba (Boitchy)

From: Boba (Boitchy)

11/17/19

Spoofing scams make millions of dollars

CBC Toronto spoke with the other man, who didn't want his name published. Both he and Baiden say they were confused when they realized the numbers the scammers had used were their own.  

Telescammers not only want your money. They're also after your phone number

George Baiden usually avoids answering calls from numbers he doesn't know. But when a Toronto area code appeared on his cell, he picked up thinking it was a friend. It turned out to be from an elaborate telephone scam whereby fraudsters steal phone numbers to make their calls — the latest twist in a long line of similar schemes that have bilked people across Canada out of millions of dollars. 

The man on the line, Baiden says, was aggressive, claiming to be with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and threatening legal action if Baiden didn't send him money. 

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https://ca.yahoo.com/news/telescammers-not-only-want-money-100000909.html

Gonghis (GonghisKhan)

From: Gonghis (GonghisKhan)

11/18/19

Nothing is safe, ever will be...

funiki

From: funiki

11/18/19

The best is not to answer the phone-call if you don't recognise the name and the number!

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Berylline

From: Berylline

11/19/19

Since 2014, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has received 78,472 reports from across Canada of scammers pretending to represent the CRA or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The centre says 4,695 people have lost more than $16.7 million. 

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Tittah

From: Tittah

11/20/19

Man'y more should be arrested, especially the new ones setting up a new shop as I am writing this astonished

Fella13

From: Fella13

11/21/19

It doesn't sound good for the victim!!

Plump (Fat_Bunny)

From: Plump (Fat_Bunny)

11/23/19

Not news to me, this been going on for years, almost a decade now, and phone companies should use counter tech to make a change for more safety!

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M0THACUP

From: M0THACUP

11/25/19

It's worse on the mobile phone ! !!

fabul0us

From: fabul0us

11/25/19

This is why I only use my phone for work, family and very close friends!

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TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

11/25/19

They go to scammer schools before getting hired!!!

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