For one thing, the real United States federal government or the Indian Income Tax Department will never call and tell you to wire money to their bank accounts.You must have read about the scam operated by American firm PHLG and its India-based call centers. They made telephone calls to American citizens about having debts or fines due to the Internal Revenue Service and in the process over 3000 innocent American citizens where cheated to the tune of $1.5 million between 2015 and 2016.
The same method is now being deployed by imposters in India. They call up random numbers and accused people with having not paid their income tax or their fines. It is important to note that some of these telecallers also claim to represent banks and financial institutions.
So, how can you save yourself from such tricksters. Check out these four videos and articles on tech support, grandchild, online romance, and IRS imposter scams. Feel free to share the knowledge with your family and friends — just send them to ftc.gov/imposters.