A new phone scam has been popping up recently, but with a strange new twist – your own number is calling you. Scammers are using this new tactic to phish for your personal information. Hundreds of residents in California have reported receiving this scam phone call.
The “robodialer” dials and once the phone is answered, a person takes over on the other end asking them for personal information, like the last four digits of their social security number. The callers threatens that that AT&T® accounts have been compromised or will be closed, and that they must enter the last four digits of the accounts Social Security number for verification to keep it alive.
In another variation, the scammer asks for information pertaining to setting up their voicemail account. No matter what variation of the phone call you receiver, scammers are only after one thing — your personal information. This information can potentially help them hack your accounts or steal your identity.
The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) offers the following tips to protect you from becoming victim to the next phone scam:
– Do not trust caller ID
– Do not give out personal information
– Scammers usually pose as a trusted sources
– Do not press buttons
– Beware of big name companies calling
– Sign up for the Do Not Call Registry
– Do not answer
To get a more in-depth look at these safety measures you can take to protect your personal information, we encourage you to download Fidelity National Title Fraud Alert flyer below.
For further questions, contact your Fidelity National Title Sales Executive today.