Friday, Jul 21st, 2017
  • July 10th, 2017

Beware of Phone Scams!

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them. If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

Register your home and mobile phone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry. This won’t stop all unsolicited calls, but it will stop most. If your number is on the registry and you still get calls, they’re probably from scammers ignoring the law. Hang up, and report them at https://www.donotcall.gov.

For more information on consumer protection, visit the website of The Idaho Office of the Attorney General at www.ag.idaho.gov, or the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.ftc.gov.

Please feel free to call Filer Mutual at 208-326-4331 if you have questions or are concerned about a phone call you have received.