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Scammers Pose as Sheriff’s Deputies, Banks in Recent Phone Scams: Authorities

With phone scams becoming a more common form of fraud, governmental agencies are informing the public about new scam tactics and how to protect against them.
“The best advice is to ignore calls that aren’t from people in your address book and be skeptical about all unsolicited text messages,” Tanya Sierra, a spokesperson from the San Diego District Attorney’s office told The Epoch Times.
According to Sierra, phone and smishing scams—which are sent over text messages—are notoriously difficult to stop or investigate because scammers can easily “spoof” or imitate any number—even the official number of a police department or bank. These scammers are often located outside of the United States, she said….

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