Prank calls are everywhere, there is no denying that more and more people have been victims and for a good reason. These prank callers/ fraudsters/ scammers are becoming more cunning and creative with their schemes.
The worst part is that with the lack of means to identify these scams, people that don’t have any experience in these prank calls are the most likely successful victim. There are many tips offered online about how to identify or avoid this, and I’m sure the scammers have also read that too that allowed them to be smarter. The best thing that you can do is go to 1-800-database, here are the reasons why:
Information: the information provided on this site is not seen in online search engines, what they provide are cases or reports from various people that got scammed and experienced being communicated by these scammers. What you can get out of this site is not just the information that the number that called you was indeed a scam but also what they are using to successfully scam someone.
Education: experience is the best teacher and the best reads come from reality based stories; you got all of these on one site. You get to learn a lot of interesting things that are not found in the book, plus you get to learn based on actual reports about the various scams.
Responsibility: if you got scammed or experienced these types of calls, report it. Because many people can benefit from your report. This can also be a form of a therapy for you to express what you felt on what happened. Also took it on yourself to spread the information that there is indeed a website that people can go to for reference on various contact numbers that they believe to be a scam.
Straightforward: the website is very straightforward, just input the questioned number in the search bar and you get the information that you will need in an instant. The phone number details, the various report history and even the report option for you to also share your experience.
The reason why scammers like these still exist because there are still people that get victimized on their schemes. Some people lost savings, got hurt and even lost their lives. Prevent this from ever happening especially when all it takes to prevent this is to have a good knowledge base. So that is you encounter one, you know better.