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Google Voice Based Scams

Blog Byte

Google Voice Based Scams

Summary

Google Voice provides Google customers a phone number to use from an app on their computer or mobile phone for standard calls and text messaging. Scammers have been posing as potential buyers or people with information on a lost pet on peer-to-peer forums like Craigslist and missing pet sites. The criminals then claim to be making sure the victim is not a scammer by sending a Google authentication code…which they use to establish Google Voice accounts in victims’ names. They use the accounts as an avenue to both carry out further scams and to compromise victims’ mail accounts.

To avoid being scammed:
  • Never share verification codes with others.
  • Do not assume somebody is trustworthy just because they find you on a local site.

If you’ve been scammed:

Want To Know More?

Get more details from The Portland FBI's original post.

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