Back To News Listing Warning: Phishing scam using local number on caller ID | Thursday, March 17, 2011
A resident reports receiving a call and the caller ID displayed a local number.  Upon answering the call a recorded message asked the resident about personal information.  This is believed to be a phishing scam whereby the offender will electronically manipulate the caller ID to display a local number in order to attract favorable attention to the call.  The number will likely be out of service.  The recorded message will ask automated questions about your account information, ssn etc. and ask you to respond to the questions by using the number buttons on your phone.   No legitimate financial organization will call you and ask for your personal information over the phone!  If you receive one of these calls, hang up and contact the police.