Hood warns of return of phishing scam
JACKSON — A common scam has resurfaced in Northeast Mississippi, warns Attorney General Jim Hood.
Consumers in that area have called the Attorney General’s Office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission about suspicious phone calls they have received recently. In the calls, consumers are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen or are being transferred to another company. Consumers are then prompted to enter their account number.
“This is a common scam that our office sees on a regular basis,” said Hood. “Scam artists use emerging technology to prey on consumers. When these scam artists use the name of the consumer’s financial institution, it makes the request even more believable. But, it is important to remember that a legitimate financial institution will never call, text or email you to ask for your information.”
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