Remember the “phishing” calls last month citing Wells Fargo? Now, things have gone generic, according to Val‘s note:
I don’t know if you’ll hear about this from others, but I just got a suspicious robocall from the 503 area code (503.902.8997) warning me about “your credit card” and inviting me to press ‘1’ to start the process to avoid whatever dire consequences they were predicting. Which of course I didn’t do. I listened to the entire spiel and the call did not specify any financial institution; it was all couched in terms of “your credit card”.
Just in case it’s happening more widely, or if it’s time for another reminder about phishing phone calls…
As was widely and repeatedly advised when the “Wells Fargo” calls were proliferating, don’t give any specific data out by phone – if you think the call might be legit, call your bank to check. Here’s some federal advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of this kind of crime.