I agree with Fuskie. Never, ever give out any personal information over the phone unless you have originated the call. If you think you've received a legitimate call, ask the caller where their office is located and then independently look up their switchboard number and find them.A number of years ago I received a call from someone claiming to be from the US Post Office Inspector's office asking me to call them back. I was sure this was some sort of scam, but before I called the number, I looked up the phone number for the local office (Newark) of the USPO Inspector. I called the number (in a different area code than the number left on my machine), explained why I was calling and asked if they had an employee with the name I was given. Turns out they did, he worked in the Trenton office. When I called I discovered I was the victim of mail fraud - someone had gotten access to my bank account for a small amount of money. Turns out I was one of thousands so affected and this inspector was heading up the investigation for the federal prosecution of the perpetrators. I ended up testifying at the trial.I never did find out how they got access to my bank account, but since the access was under my son's name (even though he wasn't on the account), I suspect it may have been through something someone in the family ordered online.Ira
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