Scam using fake Caller ID numbers
In a new phishing scam, con artists are using phony caller ID numbers to solicit personal information and money. Scammers are using phony caller IDs and posing as banks, credit card companies and government agencies to acquire sensitive personal and financial information.
Here are three tips that can help you avoid being scammed:
- Don't assume that the information displayed on your phone, regarding who the caller is, is accurate -- now you know it can easily be spoofed.
- Never give out personal or financial information over the phone unless you know EXACTLY whom you're dealing with.
- If you have doubts about who's on the phone, call back the main number at your bank or credit card company rather than talking to the person who calls you.
The Moral of the story is that -- at least for now -- you can't trust caller ID to tell "the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
Turbo Tax Phishing email
If you receive emails that appear to be from TurboTax stating that “Your State Return Has Been Rejected,” please be aware that these are not from Calhoun Banks or TurboTax. Please do not open the attachment and do not forward the email. Delete the email.
Recommended steps for those who may receive the phishing email:
- Do not open the attachment in the email.
- Do not forward the email to anyone else.
- Delete the email.