Scammers pretend to be computer technicians, officials from the IRS, grandkids and online love interests. Maybe it seems to be from someone you know — your grandchild, a relative or a friend.If you spot a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
Not only do users have a “Maybe” option, but even if they swipe left for no (in this case shown by a red “x” mark with “Oy Vey” written across the symbol) they can go back to change their minds. Pass on some of this information that could help someone you know. Whatever the story, the request is the same: wire money to pay taxes or fees, or to help someone you care about. The person calling you is pretending to be someone else. But their goal is the same — to earn your trust and convince you to send money. Or maybe it’s from someone you feel like you know, but you haven’t met in person — say, a person you met online who you’ve been writing to. Judging by the complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the answer is no.These scammers might want to sell you useless services, steal your credit card number, or get access to your computer to install malware, which could then let them see everything on your computer.If you spot a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Scammers are good at pretending to be someone they’re not.