HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly 60 million Americans lost money to phone scams in 2021 – amounting to $29.8 billion according to a report from Truecaller. These scams are happening all over the country, including in Huntsville.
Huntsville resident, David Nuttall, works from home, so he relies heavily on a strong WiFi connection. In February, David was working when his connection became spotty.
Shortly after, he received a phone call from someone claiming to be Comcast trying to help him reset his router and get him back online. From there, the person on the other end of the phone, who even gave David a pseudo-first and last name, had David complete some command prompts, something the average computer user likely has never done.
David told News 19 that it all seemed very technical and legitimate.
The scammer informed David he was…