These days there are many scams that try to gain access to your personal information over the phone to steal your identity. The scammers will make it appear that they represent a reputable and well known company or organization. They may even disguise their phone number and make it appear as if the call is coming from the company or organization that you know or do business with. During the call, they will attempt to gather sensitive, personal information from you.
Here are our top tips for protect your identity:
- Never give personal information out such as your social security number or financial information
- Ask for a call back number then research the number that they give you before calling back
- Ask them for identifying information so you can validate where they are calling from
When in doubt, do not give your information. Make sure to protect yourself!