Traditional 'slam on' accidents Where the scammer
's vehicle in front intentionally slams on the brakes so that the driver behind cannot avoid a rear end shunt.
She said she was calling to have her seat on an upcoming flight changed, but the scammer
, pretending to be from the airline's customer service, tried to con her into paying $400 in prepaid gift cards.
'The common typical scam involves a scammer
who claims to have some influence over visa processes or visa service that the US Embassy provides,' Gendin said.
In other cases, the scammer
will persuade the victim to download a computer program that gives the scammer
access to the victim's data.
When a person contacts the scammer
on the provided phone number, he/she sends a list of available alcohol along with prices.
Out of fear, they call back or dial one, and the next step is that the scammer
takes over their computer.
'If a victim gets a phone call believed from a scammer
who asks for his identity card number, immediately report to the police because we are afraid that the identity card number given to the scammer
will be used irresponsibly in his (scammer
's) interests,' he said.
But it can take just three words to start you off on a spiral that could leave it all in the hands of a scammer
Mr Vernon was ordered not to tell anyone what he was doing and to stay on the phone at all times by the scammer
who posed as a "UK tax official".
When she confronted the scammer
, he told her he'd Skype her later to prove that he was who he said he was.
Or, just when the victim thinks they have met the perfect partner the scammer
asks them for money.
Patty Jo Angelini, spokeswoman for the Emerald People's Utility District, said one customers lost $1,200 after complying with a scammer
's instructions and buying a prepaid credit card.