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Protecting yourself from phone scammers

I'M CALLING IN REFERENCE TOYOUR FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS."THOSE SCAM CALLS ARE GETTINGHARDER TO CATCH - ANDEXPERTS SAY THEY'RE BECOMINGMORE POPULAR.GOOD EVENING I'M MIKEBROOKS.I'M KAREN LARSEN.

CALLERSCAN EQUIP THEMSELVES WITHALL SORTS OF INFORMATION..THAT HELPS THEM GAIN YOURTRUST OVER THE PHONE.2 WORKS FOR YOU'S... CHRISDIMARIA... SAT DOWN WITH ANEXPERT TO SHOW US HOW TOKEEP YOUR MOST SENSITIVEINFORMATION SAFE..

IN ASTORY YOU'LL SEE ONLY ON 2.JEFFREY MILLER / OWNER,OKLAHOMA CPC INSURANCEAGENCY: "IF YOU DON'T KNOWTHE NUMBER, DON'T ANSWER THECALL.""YES THIS IS KELLY WILSON...YES THIS IS DEBORAHBAKER... YES THIS IS CYNTHIABATES... I'M CALLING INREFERENCE TO YOUR FEDERALSTUDENT LOANS." IT'S A SHORTVOICEMAIL - 30 SECONDS ATMOST.

USUALLY ASKING FOR THESAME THIING."I NEED TO DISCUSS YOURREPAYMENT OPTIONS WITH SOMENEW CHANGES THATHAVE TAKEN EFFECT RECENTLY."JEFFREY MILLER knows allabout these schemes hecautions CALLING BACK..

OREVEN answering..

CAN LEADRIGHT TO A TRAP.JEFFREY MILLER / OWNER,OKLAHOMA CPC INSURANCEAGENCY: "JUST BECAUSESOMEONE SOUNDS REALFRIENDLY, BECAUSE THEY KNOWYOUR NAME, BECAUSE THEY KNOWYOUR ADDRESS... THEY MAYHAVE BOUGHT THATINFORMATION." millers SAYSCALLERS CAN DISGUISE THEIRPHONE NUMBER TO MAKE IT SEEMLIKE THEY'RE CALLING FROMyour area code.

WHAT THEYWANT..

WELL, THAT CANVARY.

SOMETIMES IT'S MONEY,OTHER TIMES IT'SINFORMATION..

LIKE THESECURITY CODE ON YOUR CREDITCARD.CHRIS DIMARIA / FACEBOOK -CHRIS DIMARIA KJRH: "MILLERSAYS THESE SCAMMERS CALLTHOUSANDS OF PEOPLE..

Whilemost won't fall for it, ALLTHEY NEED is ONE.""IF YOU COULD PLEASE BE SURETO GIVE ME A CALL BACK MYNUMBER IS (866) 677-1331...(866) 508-4554... (866)815-5115." don't do it!MILLER SAYS that's the firststep..

TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE- CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS ASMANY AS FOUR TIMES A YEAR,YOURSELF SAFE - CHANGE YOURPASSWORDS ASMANY AS FOUR TIMES A YEAR,AND PERIODICALLY CHECK TOMAKE SURE YOUR CONTACTINFORMATION IS CORRECT WITHYOUR BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS.ALSO - WATCH FOR SMALLCHARGES ON YOUR CREDIT CARDBILL you did not make.

ThoseMILLER SAYS... COULD BESCAMMERS?

CHECKING TO SEE IFYOUR CARD WILL WORK FORTHEM.JEFFREY MILLER / OWNER,OKLAHOMA CPC INSURANCEAGENCY: "WATCH FOR THOSESMALL THINGS.

BECAUSE THOSECOULD LEAD TO BIG THINGS."IN TULSA, THANK YOU.

CHRISDIMARIA, 2 WORKS FOR YOU."We're still not sure whathap




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