Created: 04/25/2014 12:56 PM WHEC.com
Phone scammers are at it again and this time officials at the Better Business Bureau say they are posing as federal agents and looking for your social security number.
Warren Clark is the President of the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York. He said, “This type of call is always unsettling, especially for the elderly. It’s very important to be on guard and keep caregivers informed of these activities to protect their loved ones.”
According to the BBB, scammers are using several tricks to convince you they are federal agents, including spoofing. Officials say that’s a form of identity theft were the caller ID is faked and it appears that it is from a real business or government agency.
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