Have you received a call claiming to be from Europol? Do you want to find out if this call is a scam or genuine call from the right government agency? You’re just at the right place, continue reading for more details!
What Is The Europol Scam Calls
The Europol Scam Call are scam calls placed by scammers. The perpetrators falsely claim that victims’ personal data or identity has been stolen s and that criminals are now using that information. The scammers randomly call numbers that they suspect they acquired illegally on the Internet. Real-looking mobile phone numbers or even the numbers of an authority appear on the display of the caller. The perpetrators use special software to falsify their identities.
Anyone who accepts the call first gets a taped announcement in English. This gives the impression that you are involved in a scam or a crime. You are then asked to be put through to an employee of the supposed authority by pressing a dialing key. This in turn tries to persuade the person called to hand over personal data or to transfer money, also in English. If you hang up or reject the call, the scammers will try again with a different number sometime later.
In the process, the callers wanted to obtain the following personal data for alleged verification of identity:
- First and last name
- ID card number
This scam has been widely reported and often targets elderly and vulnerable people.
Other scam calls may refer to National Insurance number fraud or offer a tax refund and request you to provide your bank or credit card information. If you cannot verify the identity of the caller, we recommend that you do not speak to them.
If you’ve been a victim of the scam and suffered financial loss, report it to Action Fraud.
The scam attempts to trick recipients into calling them back and when you do they make you give out personal and financial information that they could use in stealing from you.
.The best thing you can do when receiving a call like this is to block the sender.
You may also get other texts as they come in various form, it is in your own best interest that you don’t click on it, simply delete it and inform others so they don’t fall victim.
From the Foregoing, it is clear that the Europol Scam Calls is a phishing scam, So many people have received similar calls, texts, emails Users should not call them bank but block their numbers.
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Last Updated on June 8, 2022 by Julie