Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Phone scam

From the PiPress:Phone scam using voter info in ruse

Be on your toes:
Late Monday, the League of Women Voters and Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer issued an alert to Minnesotans about the telephone scam. Several residents have complained about groups calling them, telling them they need to register to vote and can do so by giving personal information such as Social Security numbers over the telephone. Several callers misrepresented themselves as from the League of Women Voters.
The Internet is bad enough. I have received several of the latest CitiBank E-Mail requesting 'updated' account information. But the phone can trap even a skeptical victim. Just be aware, and be safe!
If you should get such a call, authorities suggest contacting a local county prosecutor, the state's attorney general's office at 651-296-3353 or the FBI at 651-291-7100.

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