Scam reported in UC
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:47 pm
The Messenger, October 11, 2011
A local resident received a call recently during the evening hours from a restricted number and the caller identified himself as “Rufus.” The scammer told the phone owner there was a problem with her Verizon account and asked her to verify certain information. When the local resident questioned the caller and said she would call him back with the requested information, he hung up.
When the local resident called Verizon, she was told no one from the company would have called from a restricted number and any calls made by the company would be made during regular business hours.
Area residents are reminded not to respond to telephone or Internet inquiries requesting personal or business information and to verify whether requests for information are legitimate by contacting the companies themselves. Potential scams should also be reported to local law enforcement agencies.