Home Scam/Fraud Weeks before & after tax filing deadline are peak for scam calls

Weeks before & after tax filing deadline are peak for scam calls

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A new report finds the highest scam call volumes the week before and the week after the tax filing deadline.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Have you noticed your phone ringing off the hook? A new report finds the highest scam call volumes the week before and the week after the tax filing deadline.

North Little Rock-based First Orion projects scammers will make nearly 2.2 billion calls during the week of April 11. Scam call volume is expected to increase the week of April 25.

First Orion has historically worked to stop scammers from calling people, and getting their money and identity. According to the company, scammers could use tax season calls to extract more than $1.76 billion from U.S. mobile subscribers.

Kent Welch, chief data officer for First Orion, said the…

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