Robocall Threats Exposed: A Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Scams
Robocalls have become an increasingly pressing concern for everyone, as millions of these automated, pre-recorded calls inundate our phone lines daily. Scammers often utilize these calls to deceive individuals into revealing their personal information or handing over their hard-earned cash.
YouMail has taken the initiative to capture audio of the most prevalent robocall scams currently circulating. By offering consumers the opportunity to hear these scams in action, YouMail is working to increase public understanding of the various tactics employed by scammers.
This page showcases the top robocall scams, as recorded by YouMail. Follow the links for in-depth explanations of how each scam operates and what steps consumers can take to protect themselves. Whether you’re looking to stay updated on the latest threats or simply want to expand your knowledge of robocall scams, this page is an essential resource.
Venmo Fraud Alert Scam
The Venmo Brand Impersonation Scam, also known as the Fraudulent Venmo phone number update scam, is a deceptive scheme targeting personal user’s information.
Top Robocall Scam Calls Audio Captured by YouMail Inc:
Password Reset Scam Exploiting the PayPal Brand
The PayPal Password Reset Scam preys on individuals by exploiting the trusted brand of PayPal to deceive them and gain access to their personal information.
Password Reset Scam Exploiting the Microsoft Brand
The Password Reset Scam exploiting the Microsoft Brand is concerning and highlights the need for increased awareness and caution. This fraudulent scam operates similarly to other password scams, targeting unsuspecting users and attempting to gather their personal information.
Utilities Scam Exploiting the US Energy Brand
The Utilities Scam exploiting the US Energy brand has become another distressing example of fraudulent schemes targeting unsuspecting individuals. Operating similarly to other deceptive electrical company scams, this particular scam impersonates a representative from US Energy, enticing users with the promise of significant energy savings.
Burbank Water and Power Scam
The Burbank Water and Power Electric Fraud Scam is set up to take users’ personal information. The scam impersonates a deactivation message and informs the user that there electricity will soon be disconnected.
Bank of America Interest Scam
Actual audio of a Bank of America Interest scam exploiting the Bank of America Brand. The Bank of America Interest scam is set up to take users’ personal information.
PSE&G Electric Account Scam
The PSE&G Electric Fraud Scam is set up to take users’ personal information. The scam impersonates a deactivation message and informs the user that there electricity will soon be disconnected.
Tucson Electric Fraud Scam
The Tucson Electric Fraud Scam is set up to take users’ personal information. The scam impersonates a deactivation message and informs the user that there electricity will soon be disconnected.
Chase Bank Fraud Scam
The Chase Bank Fraud Scam is set up to take users’ personal information. The scam impersonates a security message from Chase Bank and informs the user that there has been fraudulent activity on their debit card account.
Georgia Power & Electric Fraud Scam
The Georgia Power & Electric Scam impersonates a disconnection alert from Georgia Power. It informs the user that their electricity is scheduled to be turned off in the next 30 minutes.
Tampa Bay Electric Disconnection Scam
Actual audio of a Tampa Bay Electric Disconnection notice scam exploiting the Tampa Bay Electric Brand. The Tampa Bay Electric scam is set up to take users’ personal information.
Bank of America Verification Scam
Actual audio of a Bank of America verification scam exploiting the Bank of America Brand. The Bank of America Fraud Alert scam is set up to take users’ personal information.
Citibank Interest Scam
Actual audio of a Citibank Interest scam exploiting the Citibank Brand. The Citibank Interest scam is set up to take users’ personal information.
Google Business Listing Scam
Actual audio of a Listing Scam exploiting the Google. The Google listing Scam is designed to exploit people and take their personal information.
Western Union Contest Winner Scam
Actual audio of a Contest Winner Scam exploiting the Western Union. The Western Union Scam is designed to exploit people and take their personal information.
Google Verified User Robocall Scam
Actual audio of an account verification Robocall Scam exploiting the Google Business brand. The Google Verified User Scam is dangerous because it puts people at risk of revealing private information.
Edison Disconnect Robocall Scam
Actual audio of a Utilities Robocall Scam exploiting the Edison brand. The Edison Utilities Disconnect Scam is dangerous because it poses a legitimate threat to people’s identities.
FPL Utilities Robocall Scam
Actual audio of a Utilities Robocall Scam exploiting the Florida Power & Light brand. The Utility Bills Scam is dangerous for a because it takes advantage of people who are having trouble paying their bills.
Apple ID Robocall Scam
Actual audio of a Apple ID Robocall Scam exploiting the Apple brand. The Apple ID Scam poses a threat because your Apple ID is where personal information is stored, including contact, payment, and security information.
FedEx Parcel Robocall Scam
Actual audio of a Parcel Robocall Scam exploiting the FedEx brand The FedEx Parcel Scam poses a threat to anyone who may be expecting a package or delivery.
US Solar Robocall Scam
Actual audio of a Utilities Robocall Scam exploiting the US Solar brand. The US Solar Scam is dangerous because it preys on innocent victims who are trying to save money.
Put Robocallers Out of Business
YouMail Robocall Index™
The YouMail Robocall Index™ estimates monthly robocall volume in the US, as well as in various regions, and highlights the worst offenders. The index works by extrapolating the data collected from the many tens of millions of calls made each month to YouMail users.
Robocalls tracked in January 2023
Robocalls made in per hour.
Robocalls placed per second.
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Look up and report nuisance phone numbers
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U.S. Numbers Known that can be used to identify and block callers.
Unwanted Calls Stopped by playing robocallers an “out of service” message.
Common FAQs About Robocalls Scams
What are robocalls?
Robocalls are automated, pre-recorded phone calls that are made on a large scale.
How do robocalls work?
Robocalls are made using computerized systems that can automatically dial large numbers of phone numbers and play pre-recorded messages.
What is the purpose of robocalls?
The purpose of robocalls can vary, but they are often used for scams designed to trick people into giving away their personal information or money.
Why are robocalls so prevalent?
The rise of internet-powered phone systems and low-cost call centers have made it easier and cheaper for scammers to make robocalls on a massive scale.
How can I tell if a call is a robocall?
Some signs that a call may be a robocall include an automated voice, a pre-recorded message, and a caller ID that is different from the actual number calling.
What are some common tactics used by robocall scammers?
Some common tactics used by robocall scammers include impersonating well-known brands, threatening legal action, and claiming that there is a problem with your account.
How can I protect myself from robocall scams?
Consumers can protect themselves from robocall scams by being vigilant, never giving away personal information in response to an unsolicited call, and using call-blocking technologies.
What should I do if I receive a suspicious call?
If you receive a suspicious call, it’s best to hang up and not provide any personal information. You can also report the call to the authorities.