Consumer Alert: Spoofing
In Central Ohio, financial institutions have recently seen an increase in Spoofing.
Spoofing happens when a fraudulent caller displays another number (besides their own) to disguise themselves. This is commonly used by fraudsters to trick consumers into giving out their personal information.
Please keep the following in mind:
- Financial Institutions will never call you asking for personal information including your social security number, debit or credit card number, CVV numbers, etc. If you receive this type of a call from any financial institution, it’s important to hang up the phone and call the institution back directly to inform them of this.
- If you receive a voice mail or text message from a financial institution asking for a return call, it’s important to dial the main number of that institution and go through the appropriate prompts.