There are scammers using technology to impersonate phone numbers of local businesses that show up on Caller ID. These are robo calls and the scammers use familiar looking numbers in hopes you will answer the call and take your money.
They purchase a list of phone numbers and use spoofing technology to trick callers into picking up the phone. They sometimes use your phone number because it is not blocked.
If you answer the call, don’t relay any personal information such as your bank account number, credit card or Social Security Number over the phone. Hang up if you feel the call is suspicious.
To avoid these types of calls, add your phone number to the Attorney General’s Do Not Call list by calling 1-888-834-9969.