Every day millions of Americans receive phone calls from Callers that they do not know the owner for. Is it a friend from long ago? Is it from a service
that was legitimately requested? Unfortunately, many calls are received from Callers whom sole intent is to fleece the user. Telemarketers calling looking to sell you their Product or Services
often claiming that you've "won" their Product or Service or even a gift card from a popular company but beware as nothing is free with Telemarketers and often these "free" deals come with a hevty monthly fee or other initial fees. Scam Artists do whatever and claim whatever they want doing whatever it takes to steal money from their victims. They may claim to be from "Card Services" implying they work
for your Credit Card company, Bank or other financial institution and attempt to "Phish" information from you starting with information like your address and progressing towards getting crucial
pieces of information like your Credit Card number and/or Social Security number.
Person with a heavy middle eastern accent called and claimed to inform me that I have been selected for a one time government grant of $9000. He said that I needed to call (646)583-1007 and give them the code that he passed along to claim my money.
You get a robo call threatening you with a court case. Then they pick up and threaten to put you in jail about some bill. Doesn't seem to matter if it is not your bill and the name on their list doesn't live with you.