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Phone ScamsHere are some tips to help you avoid phone scams. *Making auto-dialed or prerecorded calls without a customer consent is illegal  *Putting your phone number on the Do Not Call Registry (donotcall.gov) lets you choose whether you want to receive sales calls, but it does not stop the illegal calls  *Do not answer calls from an unfamiliar caller ID number, answering the call verifies that you have an active number, which will subject you to robo-calls.  *Hang up if you answer an unwanted call and do not press buttons to be connected as it could lead to a scam  *Neighbor Spoofing is where the first three digits of the phone number match the first three digits of your phone number area code so you will think you are receiving a local call. Then the caller will pose as a business, local organization or the government to trick you into giving out personal information. *Do not confirm or provide personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or any other identifying information to anyone unless you absolutely know who you are dealing with  *Be suspicious of anyone pressuring you to take immediate action this is the sign of a scam.

You can look into services that can help block unwanted calls.  There are features for mobile phones, apps, and cloud-based services and services provided by your phone carrier to protect you from phone scams and unwanted calls.  De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas and some surrounding areas.

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