How to tackle the phone scam epidemic

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Telephone scams target people of all ages. Paul Nebb is an expert in the field of cybersecurity who speaks to numerous organizations on how to be cyber-aware and cyber-safe.

Be vigilant to help avoid phone scams.

According to AARP, scam calls have become and "epidemic," and they're getting worse, expected to reach record levels in 2019.

Popular scams to be aware of include fake IT support, fake bill collection attempts, calls looking for money on behalf of a sick relative, or claims that you've won a contest looking to "verify information."

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