BBB warning of new scam in Michiana

A scam warning to pass along to you Thursday night, involving information from what seems to be a reliable source.

One woman reported to the Better Business Bureau she'd received a secured message from Horizon Bank. The scammer said her unemployment security had been breached and needed to confirm her information.

Fearing for her safety, she gave up her personal information including an account number and security code. In this case, she realized it was a scam after the fact, just in time to cancel the card and be issued a new one.

"If you know this doesn't involve you at all then obviously don't give any information, says Dreama Jensen of the Better Business Bureau. “If you feel this has anything to do with a transaction that you've had, then contact your bank using a telephone number that's in a phone book, or on any papers that you have, not the phone number they've given you, because normally the con-artist is going to give you their number."

You could receive a call even if you don't do business with the particular establishment the scammers are using.

Remember, if something like this happens to you, you can report it to the Better Business Bureau.


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