Beware of fraud calls “Spoofed” as local businesses | Community


Despite continued investment and efforts to fight illegal robocalls plaguing telephone customers, Mid-Rivers has recently noticed an increase in scam calls in the area that show up on caller ID as reputable local business names. Scammers are “spoofing” the caller ID (sending through fake caller ID names and/or numbers) to look like names you recognize, hoping to increase the chances of getting the called party to answer.

Our own business name has been used by scammers trying to obtain personal account information. They may also pretend to be a local bank, city or county government, your power company, law enforcement, hospitals, schools, or other recognizable local business names to trick you into giving them sensitive information or money.

These callers use unassigned numbers or may even copy the name and number of the…

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