The Better Business Bureau is reporting that debt collection scammers are getting more creative in their efforts to rob cash from their victims.
A new twist on the scam is collecting on cash advances in which victims receive automated calls from companies claiming to be collecting payment for a cash advance. The recording prompts listeners to stay on the line and speak to an agent where the tone of the call often turns threatening.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.