Scumbag Awards 2017: Biggest Phone Scam

The Fightback Ninja has created the Scumbag Awards 2017 for the scammers and spammers who make our lives miserable through theft of money, time and even identity.

Each week, the Fightback Ninja will select and publicise one or more categories of scam or spam and a list of contenders for the award. You pick the winner by voting online and the awards will be announced in July.

For further information go to http://fightback.ninja/scumbag-awards-2017/

Category: Biggest Phone Scam

The Computer Support Call

You receive a call from Microsoft/Virgin/BT to tell you your PC has a virus.

http://fightback.ninja/the-microsoft-support-scam/

PCCare247 were one of the worst of these companies

http://fightback.ninja/us-government-takes-down-pccare247-scammers/ 

The Missed Call Scam

Someone calls you but stops the call too quickly for you to get to the phone. If you call back you’ll find you’ve called a premium rate number and its costing you up to £4 per minute.

http://fightback.ninja/the-missed-call-scam/

Vote by email for your favourite to blog@fightback.ninja

PPI Calls

According to figures from Citizens Advice, 30 million people, or two thirds of British adults, have already received messages about PPI – and 98 per cent did not give permission to be contacted.

http://fightback.ninja/ppi-cold-calls/

Vote by emailing blog@fightback.ninja and specify category and your chosen candidate.

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