You've been the victim of this terrifying crime, or know someone who has been. It's so bad that your stomach twists into knots when your phone rings.
It may be someone screaming that they're with the IRS and you're going to jail. It could be a gentle-voiced person who says they're with Microsoft. They want to help you because your computer is about to crash!
There are so many phone scams these days that you'd think the Do-Not-Call registry didn't exist. It's like clockwork. You sit down to eat dinner and your phone starts ringing incessantly.
The worst part is these scammers are scary. They say you owe them money. They might threaten to send you to prison. They'll tell you that your credit score will be ruined or your virus-infected computer will crash.
Of course, they want your money. You might think, "how can anyone be tricked by these people?"
Well, it turns out that they use scientifically proven techniques to convince you or your elderly loved ones, that they are who they claim to be. They'll convince you that they're trying to be helpful.
There are six techniques they use to convince you to give them your money. Do you know these six tricks?
Bonus: Keep reading for simple ways you can spot phone scammers!