The FTC warned spam calls targeting Chinese community within U.S.A

 The FTC warned spam calls targeting Chinese community within U.S.A


The Federal Trade Commission warned on that mobile spam calls are currently targeting the Chinese community within the U.S.A., with the robocaller pretending to be from the Chinese Embassy. The messages vary from asking the recipient to choose up a package or document from a Chinese consulate workplace and offering to exchange yuan to dollars, to the Embassy investigating a fraud and requiring personal data to avoid deportation.


The Federal Trade Commission believes these calls are targeting Chinese immigrants or callers with Chinese last names, however in recent weeks, the practice has reached numbers across the U.S.A. regardless of who the number is registered to. Like alternative spam calls, the incoming number seem to be like the recipient’s own telephone number, or spoofs the Chinese Embassy’s real telephone number that begins with (212) 244. in addition to calls, the Federal Trade Commission warns that similar scams may be targeting users via WeChat.
According to the new york police department, 21 Chinese immigrants are scammed out of $2.5 million since December twenty one, 2017. Seniors compose the majority of the victims, and individual losses vary between $1,800 to $1.4 million. Similar scams targeting Chinese immigrants have conjointly hit other countries, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
US carriers and phone manufacturers are operating to identify and automatically block spam callers, however if you wish to require further steps to eradicate these annoying calls always bear in mind to never share personal data like full mastercard numbers, passwords, bank data, or Social Security numbers, over the phone.

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