Unfortunately, scams are part of our daily lives. You're tired of sifting through phishing emails and deleting unknown text messages. And you're exhausted by ignoring robocallers warning you of a nonexistent expired warranty.
According to a survey of U.S. consumers age 18 or older, 29 percent report they have received a notification from a fraudulent source about a shipment. And robocalls comprised 40% of all calls in the U.S. in 2021.
Robocalls and robotexts are on the rise. Yet, the FCC commits to combatting unlawful robocalls and malicious caller ID spoofing. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel says, "We're not going to stop until we get robocallers, spoofer and scammers off the line."
So, how do you protect yourself?
Here are tell-tale signs you've encountered a scam.
Now that you know how to spot a scam, you can avoid one.
PTCI offers cybersecurity workshops to help keep you informed of scams and potential threats. We also provide ProtectIQ included in our Whole Home WiFi. This solution prevents intrusions from hackers and malware on your WiFi network and connected devices.
To learn more about Whole Home WiFi and ProtectIQ or upcoming cybersecurity workshops, call us at 800-562-2556, or click the chat bubble.