Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Hoosiers are reporting they have received robocalls from scammers posing as a local bank or credit union. Typically the pre-recorded message says to “press one to reactivate your card” and a live operator will then ask for your account information. “Just hang up,” is the advice Attorney General Greg Zoeller is giving anyone receiving these phishing calls. These scams are also reported to come in the form of text messages - do not respond to those either.
These scams often originate overseas and are very hard to trace. It is very unlikely victims of phishing scams will recover any of their money and banks often hold individuals responsible for the loses when information is provided voluntarily to scammers.
If you have received a scam call, text or email of this nature, please report it to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by submitting a complaint online or by calling 1-800-382-5516.