INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó The Indiana attorney generalís office is warning
Hoosiers to watch out for scammers who may try to take advantage of them in
the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The office urges residents to beware of people who claim to work for cable
television companies or Internet service providers who phone and ask for
bank account information so they can give them a billing credit due to
outages caused by the storm. Such requests are often covers for identity
theft or fraudulent bank withdrawals.
The attorney generalís office says consumers should never give their account
information out over the phone unless the consumer initiates the call.
The agency also warns the public to verify that relief organizations are
reputable before making any donations to help victims of widespread damage