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Phone Scam Targets Consumer Bankruptcy Filiers

Sharon Edmondson, Washington Legislative Team Member | October 21, 2015

A new phone scam is targeting consumers who have filed for bankruptcy by using personal information from their public filings, according to an Oct. 20 press release from the U.S. Courts.

The release says that bankruptcy consumers in Vermont and Virginia have received calls from scammers “posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt.”

The Attorney General's release says that calls are coming “late in the evening or during non-business hours to minimize consumers’ ability to verify the call by contacting their attorney.”

The Vermont Attorney General is encouraging consumers who receive these calls to contact the Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Program.

View the press release here.

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