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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 - The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for scam callers seeking to get victims to say the word “yes” during a call and later use a recording of the response to authorize unwanted charges on the victim's utility or credit card account.
We have been notified that some of our internet customers are being solicited by scammers. These customers are experiencing a pop-up window with a survey branded as RTC Internet. Prizes are promised upon the completion of the survey. This is a scam! RTC is NOT currently conducting a survey. Please be extremely cautious with any unsolicited requests for information. If you have a question regarding this notice, please contact us at 706-965-1234.
A Ringgold man is behind bars in Catoosa County on a number of fraud and theft charges after he allegedly ran repeated credit card scams using a relative’s identity.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:
Martin Hollis, 44, was arrested Monday, May 25, on eight counts of financial identity fraud, seven counts of financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, and abuse of an elderly or disabled person.
You work at a small business, nonprofit, church or local government agency, and you get a call: Someone wants you to confirm your contact information for a directory. Sure, no problem.
But there is a problem: Soon, you’re opening an invoice for hundreds of dollars for a listing in an online business directory — something you never asked for or wanted.
North Georgia EMC warns customers and the public to beware of scams. One reported scam tactic involves an email in which the sender claims to be from the billing department of a gas and electric company. The email states payment is due and the recipient is asked to pay online.
North Georgia EMC has had recent reports of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be a representative or a collection agent from a local power company.
The caller states that the bill is past due and the account is subject to disconnection unless payment can be made immediately by credit card. North Georgia EMC representatives never call customers asking for credit card information. Credit card transactions by phone can only be initiated by calling North Georgia EMC’s published phone numbers.