CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Connecticut residents to be aware of a recent scam involving Google Voice.
The scam works something like this, you try to sell an item using Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or Tik Tok. You then start getting messages from an “interested buyer”. The buyer/scammer will then ask for your phone number. The BBB says this is a big red flag.
The scammer then says they will send you a code which you then need to send them in the original platform, Facebook, Craigslist or Tik Tok. The scammer claims that this is to make sure you are not a scammer yourself.
The scammer really created a Google Voice account using your phone number and the 6-digit code. The scammer can use Google Voice to continue doing other scams.
Google is aware of this scam and has safety…