Beware of Fraud Calls "Spoofed" as Local Businesses


February 16, 2022

Despite continued investment and efforts to fight illegal robocalls plaguing telephone customers, Mid-Rivers has been informed of recent scam calls in the area targeting the customers of local Electric Cooperatives. These calls show up on your caller ID as the reputable local business name. Scammers are “spoofing” the caller ID (sending through fake caller ID names and/or numbers) to look like names you recognize, hoping to increase the chances of getting you to answer.

Scammers may pretend to be your power company, phone or Internet provider, a local bank, city or county government, lo...

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