Question of the Day: What's the most popular way for financial scammers to contact consumers?

May 20, 2018
Identity Theft, Question of the Day, Current Events, Research, Audio Resource

Answer: Phone Call


  • Have you ever been contacted by a scammer via your cell phone? How did you go about approaching the situation?
  • While scammers connect most with people over the phone, how successful are they at stealing people’s money via this method?
  • What’s one piece of advice you would give to your fellow classmate/colleague who’s trying to avoid falling prey to a scam call?

Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Use this audio recording (6 minutes) which shows how a radio show host got a consumer to give up some very valuable information. 


Behind the Numbers (Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017):


Looking for more ways to help your students avoid getting their identity stolen? Check out these NGPF resources on the topic! 

About the Author

Danielle Bautista

Danielle is a native of Southern California and a recent graduate from the University of Maine, where she braved the frigid winters—a feat in and of itself—and earned her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs. She has a passion for working with non-profit organizations and serving populations in underprivileged communities. When Danielle isn't writing NGPF blog posts, spearheading various outreach projects, or managing contests and flash surveys, you can find her doing some sort of outdoor activity, learning a new hobby, or cracking what she thinks are witty puns!