Posts Tagged ‘telephone scam’

Latest SCAM Alert, Tech Tip Report with Video

June 13th, 2018 Comments off


Manufactured housing professionals are every bit as likely to get hacked or scammed as the rest of the nation.


Industry pros have told us about their robocall hassles. It even happens to big organizations, and the federal government.  For example, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) sent out an alert last week that one of their email accounts were hacked (see that under related reports, further below.)

This SCAM is Different

CNBC issued a report on the issue, that said: “Rebecca Schulte, 24, was at her apartment in West Hollywood when she received a call from a familiar area code. She picked up.”

I’m on the side of the road, there’s been a really bad car accident,” the male caller said. He claimed he’d found her number in the injured man’s phone.

Rebecca knew her father had been driving, and in a panic she asked if it was him: “Is it Brian?

Is your name Brian?” she could hear the male caller ask. He told her it was. “He’s bleeding a lot,” he added.

Then, the caller said that if she didn’t send him money immediately, he would let her father die.

I stopped mid-sob,” Schulte said. She suspected it was a scam, and Schulte hung up.

More than $9 billion was lost from telephone scams in 2017, up from $7.4 billion in 2015, according to Truecaller.

More than 7 million complaints were filed with the national do not call registry last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said CNBC.

If this problem isn’t solved, we’re getting close to the death of the phone call,” – said Jonathan Nelson, the director of product management at Hiya.

Nelson’s point might be a bit exaggerated, but it points to a problem across a spectrum of issues that the Daily Business News has raised from time-to-time.

At the heart of a society, there is an absolute need for a common set of widely accepted moral values.  That’s been known since the time of America’s founders, and before.  There are just not enough cops to enforce all the laws that are on the books today.

For more on the principles and facts behind that, see the 2nd and 3rd related reports, linked below. ## (News, analysis and commentary)

(Third party images, and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

Related Reports:

Manufactured Housing Institute Issues Alert – MHI Email Compromised

Promoting Home Ownership and Private Property is Premised by Understanding This

NorthStar and Manufactured Housing Radix


To report a news tip, click the image above or send an email to – To help us spot your message in our volume of email, please put the words NEWS TIP in the subject line.

1) To sign up in seconds for our MH Industry leading emailed news updates, click here.EmailedMHProNewsHeadlineNewsDailyBusinessNews

2) To provide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

3) Marketing, Web, Video, Consulting, Recruiting and Training Resources

SoheylaKovachDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMHLivingNewsSubmitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for Soheyla is a managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and


Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

March 3rd, 2017 Comments off

Original graphic credit, NBC News, text graphic ‘scam alert’ added by MHProNews. Provided under fair use guidelines.

Fox News and most mainstream media sources are urging caution to professionals and others answering cell phones and landlines from incoming calls from an “unknown caller” or a phone number you may not recognize.

The scam, as the two news videos below reveal, works like this.

The caller will ask you very early in the call words to the effect, ‘Can you hear me okay?’

Their goal?  To get you to say, “yes,” which they will record and then use that recorded “yes’ in your voice to authorize charges to accounts you have not actually agreed to.  The two short videos on this page will help you spot and avoid these potentially costly scammers.

MHProNews will continue to monitor and report on the variety of scams that could impact industry professionals, as well as home owners. ##

(Publication Update Notice: The new March 2017 issue of MHProNews’ featured articles will go live on the home page by Sunday night, March 5th.)

(Image credits are as shown above.)

SoheylaKovachManufacturedHomeLivingNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News on MHProNews.