Posted by Paige Richardson in category Government Legal Safety & Elder Abuse on July 20, 2012
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper warns aging adults to beware of scammers using the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act ("Obama Care") to steal private information.
According to an alert from the Attorney General's Office, "The scammers are pretending to be government employees. When they call, they may be armed with a bit of information like the routing number for your bank. The purpose of the call, they’ll say, is to “verify” that number or other information. Using that hook they push forward, to see if they can get you to provide your bank account, credit card, or Social Security numbers."
Legitimate government employees should never call asking for your personal information. If you receive such a call, hang up. And remember,
your telephone’s Caller ID feature can be manipulated. Scammers can make it appear that your bank, a charity, a government office, etc., is calling.
To learn more about telephone scams, visit NC Department of Justice online. If you’ve been the victim of a scam, you can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office website or by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free within North Carolina.