The call is designed to convince people to give up their Social Security Number. Scammers are using them to commit identity theft and file false tax returns.
Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick is warning the public of an increased volume of direct deposit phishing scams in the county.
The phone rings briefly and then the caller hangs up, prompting many people to call back in confusion.
NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) -- A Marine from Liverpool wants to makes sure no one falls for a scam that claims to be collecting money for families of fallen law-enforcement officers.
Hackers found a way to show up as Verizon Technical Support on caller ID, and they're using their tricks to get into wireless accounts. Brittany Van Loon, 27, was getting ready for Valentine's Day dinner last week when her phone rang.
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