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Phone scammers now using KPUD, county identities

 


now including the KPUD and the Klickitat County Clerk’s office, along with the Goldendale Sentinel, as identity targets for securing sensitive consumer information.

Last week we reported information about people using The Sentinel’s caller ID to fish for credit card information. This week we received calls reporting scammer calls showing the KPUD and the county clerk’s office on their caller IDs.

The callers have some way of highjacking caller IDs of established businesses to try to convince victims that their calls are legitimate. The scammers typically use a line about the victim winning an expensive trip, requiring

only a little extra information to complete the deal. Sometimes s...



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