Scammers Will Leave You Alone When You Do These 3 Things

Number 3 results in an instant hang-up.

Hope
Scam Alert!
Published in
2 min readJan 18, 2023

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The following information was extracted from SCAM! How to Avoid the Scams That Cost Victims Billions of Dollars Every Year and paraphrased. SCAM! is now available at major retailers including Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, Apple, and Amazon in eBook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook formats.

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In 2021, Americans lost roughly $30 billion to phone scammers. During the coronavirus pandemic, UK scam victims lost over £73.9 million to romance scammers.

Scams cost people billions of dollars every year, and that amount only continues to grow.

If you’re being targeted by a scam, you’re not alone. But while it may be difficult to avoid scams entirely, there are some things you can do to get scammers to leave you alone:

1. Don’t pick up the phone

Have you ever answered a phone call and said ‘hello,’ only to be met with silence on the other end? That’s a common tactic scammers use to check whether phone numbers on their call lists are valid.

So, if you stop picking up the phone, over time, you’ll receive fewer calls.

2. Ask (too many)

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Hope
Scam Alert!

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