Better Business Bureau warns of phone scam
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:26:18 GMT —
The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a possible phone scam.
The BBB says people are getting calls from a company regarding a home security system.
The recording contains the following script:
"Hello. The FBI reports there is a home break in every 15 seconds. Your local police recommend you protect your home. If you will allow us to place a small sign in your yard, we will install a new security system at absolutely no cost to you whatsoever. There is no cost for the system or the installation whatsoever. To hear more, press 1 now. To be placed on our Do Not Call list, press 9."
The BBB says the calls come from several different phone numbers but one of them is 904-203-1049.
If you receive this call, the BBB recommends:
1) Hang up the phone. Don't press any buttons. This alerts the caller that you have a "working" number.
2) If you answer and a live person is on the line, ask for the companyâ??s physical address. A legitimate company will not refuse to give this information to its potential customers. If the representative refuses to give out a physical address for the company or other identifying information, it is most likely a scam.
3) BBB recommends that if you are listed on the Federal Do Not Call Registry that you file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.