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Beware answering these new scam calls

Phone calls are scammers number one way of targeting you! Once they get you on the line, phone scammers use false promises, aggressive sales pitches and phony threats to pry loose information they can use to steal your money or identity (or both).

At Genie, we want to make sure everyone is safe from these scammers.

#1: (516) 226-7424 - Debt Relief Scam

These debt relief scammers target consumers with significant credit card debt by falsely promising to negotiate with their creditors to settle or otherwise reduce consumers' repayment obligations.

Example Call Recorded by Genie

Hello, my name is David fuller with the division of economic impact with an important statewide update regarding the new economic impact that relief program. We are informing those on our list that have student loan debt about the new economic impact debt relief program that is now offered to you during the special enrollment period. The economic impact program has been designed to significantly reduce or eliminate.

#2: (847) 380-1766 - Tech Impersonation Scam

These scammers call you pretending to be representatives of a tech company like Amazon or Google. They might even spoof the caller ID so that it displays a legitimate support phone number from a trusted company. They tend to claim there is some kind of problem with your account and offer technical support. They'll probably ask you to install applications that give them remote access to your device. Taking over your device means they can gain access to your private accounts and personal information.

Example Call Recorded by Genie

Hello, this is an online visibility group calling with an urgent message. Your Google listing has been flagged for review. If you are the business owner, press one now to verify your business with Google, if your Google account has not verified properly, customer searching for your services on Google will not find your listing. Press one now to verify your Google listing, press 9 to opt out. Call us at 866-2044.

#3: (616) 612-5064 - Government Impersonation Scam

These scammers are calling claiming to be from various Government agencies like the IRS. They claim that they owe money and threaten arrest if the consumer fails to comply with their requests. Scammers typically ask for private information which they use to commit identity theft or for payment to rectify the “problem”.

Example Call Recorded by Genie

Thank you for connecting. I am the virtual assistant for margaret smith with central processing center for federal back tax negotiations. The purpose of her call was to make you aware that the government suspended the tax collection act and will settle all old tax debts that us residents may have. This means you are not going to need to pay back your past due taxes since they are non collectible and ready to be settled. Using our automated approval technology, you are now able to obtain enrollment information based on your current situation. To user a I automation and find the program you are approved for. You will need to write down the website. I will also deliver a text message that will provide a link with the program benefits. Would you like to hear the website and receive a text message.

Genie will automatically blocks callers like these for you:

Genie is a digital personal assistant answering unknown callers on your behalf to determine who’s calling and why, and decides if they should be blocked or allowed through.


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