Scammers, Phishers, and Hackers
POSTED: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:24pm
Many scammers increase their efforts around the holiday season thinking they can tug at people's heart strings. But there are ways to detect fraudulent calls and e-mails.
Anabelle Estrada from the Better Business Bureau says their office gets many calls about "grandparent" scams, when people target the elderly, pose as their grandchildren, and ask them to wire money.
Tonight on NewsChannel 9 at 5, 6 and 10 we'll talk to one man whose family received a suspicious call just a few days ago, and tell you ways to avoid becoming a victim of one of these schemes.