Area consumers have reported receiving suspicious phone calls that appear to be coming from local financial institutions. The caller ID information displayed during these calls is “spoofed” to appear as though it originated from the bank and, if answered, the caller attempts to sell consumer protection related services, such as: travel insurance, interest rate reduction or identity theft protection.
These calls are fraudulent and are not being made by local financial institutions. MillRiver Wealth Management employees do not place unsolicited calls offering such services or requesting financial payment information such as your account or debit card number.
Should you receive a phone call of this nature, please hang up and do not provide any information about you or your accounts. If you’ve received a call and believe you may have disclosed such information, please notify your financial institution as soon as possible so that they can assist you with protecting your accounts and identity.
For more information about phone scams and how to protect yourself, please visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams