Scam calls increase around the holidays

Posted at 6:27 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 22:33:44-05

If you were on the receiving end of a scam call this holiday, you’re not alone.

According to a report by First Orion, scam calls are up 129 percent since last year.

In fact, 62 percent of the 1,000 consumers surveyed for the report said they had received a scam call within the last seven days.

The survey found that holiday scams with the best chance for success asked the caller for a donation to a fake charity.

To report phone scams, you can also contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or

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