Tips for Preventing Phone Fraud
|Reporting Suspected Fraud or Identity Theft:|
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Many thieves use the telephone to commit fraud. These criminals are looking for unsuspecting individuals who will give them important information, like Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers or bank account numbers. Once they have your information, they use it to make fraudulent purchases, obtain credit or to access bank accounts.
To avoid being a victim of phone solicitations, hang up:
- if you don't know the person to whom you are talking.
- if an unknown caller asks you for your Social Security Number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers or date of birth.
- if you receive a call asking you to provide personal information to win a prize.
- if you are called and asked to verify information about your credit cards. If the caller claimed to be a bank representative, hang up and call your bank directly using a valid number from a telephone book or the bank's web site. Remember that PNC Bank will never call you and ask for your personal information over the phone.