Many people think they're too smart to fall for a scam, but according to an article in the current issue of Consumer Reports, scammers continue to lure folks into revealing personal information or sending money with lies like these:
"You've just won ..."
"There's a problem with your bank account."
"You didn't show up for jury duty!"
"This stock is at 50 cents and going up to $5 or $6. Buy now!"
If you hear any of these words from a caller, be very skeptical. Chances are you're talking with a con.Consumer Reports Editor Mandy Walker told CBS news that people are also being re-victimized: Scammers calling themselves "recovery operators" are buying lists of people who reported losing money in phony investment schemes.