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On Your Side Alert: Beware of phone scammers following Equifax breach

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Following the Equifax breach that compromised the personal information of 145.5 million people, the BBB says scammers are capitalizing on that breach with phone phishing scams.

If you get a robo call claiming to be from Equifax, and they are calling to verify your account information, be on high alert.

In the scam, someone usually claims to be a representative of the company and will try to trick you into sharing personal information.

The BBB says if you do get a call, be sure to hang up.

The BBB reports that even if you were compromised, no one will call to confirm that. Plus, they have your personal information -- they shouldn't need you to share it.

Also, don't press any buttons. That could lead to more robo calls. And don't trust caller ID -- the scammers can spoof numbers to appear like they come form someone else.

CLICK HERE for more information from the BBB.            

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