Beware of New Cell Phone Phishing Scam

A new scam involving calls to Colorado cell phones has been identified.  The scam is a “phishing” scam whereby the caller pretends to be from the person’s financial institution and asks for account numbers and passwords.  The calls originate from a California phone number.  If you receive a call like this, DO NOT give out any personal information.  For more information on this scam, click here.  If you believe you have received this call and gave out personal information, alert your local police.  For helpful information on identity theft recovery, see the Colorado Attorney General’s Identity Theft Repair Kit, available from our library.