April 22 – This Week in Phone Fraud - Pindrop - ContactCenterWorld.com Blog
This week in phone fraud, ’90’s phone scams are making a comeback and Chauffeurs jailed for car-hailing phone scam.
This week Consumerist shared that the phone scam tactic of slamming (switching someone’s long-distance carrier without their knowledge or permission) is back in the fraudster’s arsenal.
Shanghai Daily reported this week that 4 drivers who defrauded a car-hailing service out of 100,000 yuan (US $15,462) have been jailed for 8 months to 1 year, fined 1,000 yuan, and ordered to return the money to the company.
BBC: The massive phone scam problem vexing China and Taiwan – A recent diplomatic row between Taiwan and China has cast light on a massive international telecoms fraud problem. It is said to involve thousands of scammers, some of them pretending to be government officials to extract money from victims.The scam has reportedly cost mainland Chinese victims billions of dollars.
Publish Date: April 22, 2016 5:00 AM
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