Local law enforcement officials want
According to reports, numerous people in the community have been receiving automated telephone calls. The call is stating that it's from a local financial institution and that your account has been locked, suspended or deactivated.
Those called are then prompted to press one and enter their account information.
"Scams are an ongoing problem," said Lt.
There are all types of schemes out there designed to steal money from citizens. The
Officers with the
What to ask if you think you're being scammed
--Who's calling and why? The law says telemarketers must tell you it's a sales call, the name of the seller and what they're selling before they make their pitch. If you don't hear this information, say "no thanks" and get off the phone.
--What's the hurry? Fast talkers who use high-pressure tactics could be hiding something. Take your time. Most legitimate businesses will give you time and written information about an offer before asking you to commit a purchase.
--If it's free, why are they asking me to pay? Question fees you need to pay to redeem a prize or gift. Free is free. If you have to pay, it's a purchase -- not a prize or a gift.
--Why am I "confirming" my account information -- or giving it out? Some callers have your billing information before they call you. They're trying to get you to say "okay" so they can claim you approved a charge.
--What time is it? The law allows telemarketers to call only between
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