May 25, 2017

 Sorry, probably no report next week

 Consumer Tip of the Week: Have you heard of ringless Voicemail – yet?  New technology allows callers to leave a voicemail message on your cell phone  without your phone even ringing.  Obviously these could result in large numbers of voicemails that could clog our systems.   An industry group argued that because the phone doesn’t ring these “calls” do not violate laws like the Do Not Call list or laws against robocalls.  They have asked the FCC to rule that this technology is not covered by existing law.  A variety of consumer groups has also filed with the FCC opposing this proposal.

IRS and Tax Scams

Sextortion

FTC and CFPB Updates

Ransomware

 Jamaica Sweepstakes Fraud

 Other International Enforcement and News

 Just for fun….

 My favorite all-time music video.  Claymation at its best:  Sledgehammer

 Add to the News! Have you seen a recent prosecution or other fraud information that others should know about?  Send it into the Baker Fraud Report at steve@bakerfraudreport.com

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