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.
“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)
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