Have you ever looked at your mobile phone and realized there’s a new voice message? You didn’t have any missed calls, so how did it get there? Be careful. It could be a scam.
Bad guys have gotten smart. They know you’re likely to ignore an incoming call from a number you don’t recognize. You may even ‘end’ the call quickly.
To get around this, bad guys are using technology to push robocalls directly to voice mail – where they can leave a message in hopes that you will call them back.
You only see a new voice message notification. The message may take a number of forms. One example is an offer to forgive student loans. The caller may claim to be from a government agency in order to gain your confidence. He or she may also say this is a limited time offer due to COVID-19.