Be Alert: reports of phone scams in area

Be Alert: reports of phone scams in area

Last week, we received a call from a customer who reported receiving a call from an 877 number where the caller said they were from BendBroadband. The scammer said her IP address needed to be updated and the scammer requested personal information from the customer.  The phone number the call came from is 877-380-5753.

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 local company you trust.

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. Remember you should not provide personal information to someone if you didn’t initiate the call.

We appreciate this customer letting us know about the call. She told us she didn’t want other to “fall victim to this scam.”

One Response to Be Alert: reports of phone scams in area

  1. RECEIVING AT+T SCAM CALLS ON MY BBBAND PHONE LINE? DO NOT HAVE AN AT+T LINE!!! OF COURSE IT SHOWS UP AS UNKNOWN CALLER!!