So I got a call at my work number today…
“Can I talk to George Burgyan?”
“I’m calling on behalf of Bank of America. I need to speak to you about your N 83rd Street property, but first I need to verify that I’m talking to the right person; can you verify the last four digits of your social security number?”
“No. You called me. May I ask what this is regarding?”
“Your property on N 83rd Street. May I get the last four digits of your social security number?”
“No. Can you email me what this is regarding?”
Warning: Do not give personally identifiable information to someone that calls you.
Later, before I left I got the same call. This time I was clear that I wanted to get a URL that had a callback number that I could verify was actually from Bank of America.
Google that. Here, I’ll help.
No reference on B-of-A’s site either. Figures.
If someone calls asking for personal info to “verify,” don’t do it. They called you, you need to verify them!