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Phone Phisher

Just had a phisher call me claiming to be from the US Bank fraud dept (caller id said 714-555-1212.) I don’t have any credit/debit cards with them. It was a computer generated recording saying my account was frozen and they needed to verify some of my information to unfreeze it. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t accept my made up account number.

Just remember, if you ever have someone call you asking for information like that immediately hang up and call the company in question directly, using a phone number you know is really theirs. Caller ID can be easily faked, so don’t depend on it to authenticate a caller either.

  1. kristine

    August 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    had that happen to me a few days ago as well. Just hung up.

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