657 area code Scams: What they are, and how to protect yourself:￼
657 area code scams are especially common because it is an area code that people in the 905/289 area would not recognize.
These scams often come as a phone call from someone posing as a representative of your bank or governmental organization. They may say that your bank account has been compromised, or that you will be audited. You may be asked for information from your bank account, such as passwords, PIN codes, and so on. If they are unable to access your personal information through this phone call, they may ask you to go to another phone number so they can give you more instructions.
In order to protect yourself against these scams and other types of fraud, follow these guidelines:
• Check the legitimacy of the call by contacting the company the call purports to be from
657 area code is a phone number that originates in Central America. Unlike the country codes in North America, this is not a toll-free number. This is a scam as the callers are trying to sell services and products to unsuspecting people.
1) The first thing you should do when you receive calls from these scammers is to hang up the call or put them on mute and then contact your phone provider about this.
2) Also you should take care of your account security settings, like changing passwords regularly and not using the same password for multiple accounts.
657 area code scams are a form of phone fraud that is designed to steal money from unsuspecting victims.
The 657 area code scam typically involves a caller contacting the victim and pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They will claim that the victim owes money and will demand payment in order to avoid legal action.
If you receive a suspicious phone call, hang up immediately. This will prevent you from falling victim to the scammer’s tactics.