The Office of the Attorney General warned Texans on Thursday about a reported scam where callers are falsely claiming to be staff members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division. The scammers are attempting to obtain personal and financial information from the people receiving the calls.
An OAG news release about the scam reports that the callers use local phone numbers and sometimes provide a false “case number” in an attempt to convince the public to provide financial details. The office warns Texans not to provide personal information such as social security or banking numbers over the phone and urges anyone who receives a similar call to report it to the office’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 800-621-0508 or filing a complaint online.
Read the full news release here.