Scammers can fake caller ID info

July 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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Alert: If you receive a call claiming that they represent Peoples Bank of Wyaconda, even if the caller ID says it is the bank's phone number, it may be a fraudulent caller.

Caller Spoofing - When a caller claims to be someone they are not.

Caller ID Spoofing - When a caller uses special devices and software to masquerade the phone number they are calling from.

If you are asked to give personal information over the phone please hang up and call one of the Peoples Bank's branches directly to verify the call.
If you mistakenly provide bank account information to a suspicious caller, please call the bank immediately.

Don't give out personal information in response to an incoming call. Identity thieves are clever - they often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors, or government agencies to get people to reveal their account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords and other identifying information. If you get an inquiry from a company or government agency seeking personal information, don't provide it. Instead, hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book, or on the company or agency’s website to find out if they actually need the information requested in the call you received. Please let the FCC know about ID spoofers by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC.