A Warning To Women Across The United States
In the wake of the Supreme Court Decision to return legal control of abortions back to the States, almost everyone is concerned over what is legal or not.
Rumors, urban legends, and fake news Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavourable to his/her personal perspectives. are completely out of control, leaving women very concerned over what was, is, and will be legal in their state.
Scammers are on top of the news too and have crafted a carefully engineered new phone scam to target women confused about these issues.
What This Scam Is & How Does It Work:
Scammers call women – probably based on their social media, but they may also have access to information from data breaches.
They are telling women that they had an abortion that violated the law and they are going to be arrested.
They demand immediate payment of a fine or they will have the sheriff come to arrest them.
They direct them to buy gift cards or go to a cryptocurrency ATM to make the payment – often with the scammers staying on the call to make sure the victim complies and provides the information to confirm the transaction.
Once payment has been made, the scammers tell the victims they have been cleared of the charges.
Of course, this is nothing but yet another scam.
How To Avoid This Scam?
- First, we recommend that you never answer calls from numbers you do not recognize.
- No law enforcement agency or court is going to call you over something like this. If you pick up the call and they start talking about any fine you may own, hang up immediately.
- Block Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• that phone number!
- Tell your friends about this so they will know too!
- Be careful, as they may also attempt to contact you through your social media or email as well
What To Do If You Have Been Scammed!
First, report this to your local police – they are your first responders. Ask to speak with a detective from the fraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.
A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. department.
Then always report all scams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. to the FTC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection. The FTC can also act as a clearinghouse for criminal reports sent to other agencies for investigation and prosecution.
To learn more visit www.FTC.gov or to report fraud visit ReportFraud.FTC.gov at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/?orgcode=SCARS
And to SCARS at www.Anyscam.com
Optionally, you can also report to the FBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. at www.IC3.gov or 1-800-CALL-FBI – when reporting to the FBI, because of the nature of this crime, we suggest you identify it as a gender-based hate crime against women.
It is also recommended to report the phone number that appeared in the caller ID (if any) to the Federal Communications Commission here: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115002234203-Unwanted-Calls-Phone-
Know Your Rights
Remember, that you should not be afraid.
The Supreme Court decision overturned previous decisions. This re-established the control by State law, and the procedure was legal in most states. It is important to find out what the law is in your state of residence now. We recommend that if you are concerned that you speak with your attorney regarding your status and potential risks.
We suggest that you might read this also: https://aul.org/2010/04/23/why-the-states-did-not-prosecute-women-for-abortion-before-roe-v-wade/
Remember that there is a huge amount of fake news about these issues and you should not automatically believe the doom stories. Look for reliable sources of information from legal professionals and not any politically motivated groups. Especially take note of statements made by your state Attorney General’s office since they have the authority on these issues now.