Phone scam: You have been chosen to receive $9,000 in free money…
The WFTFCU does not have such a program!
Calls have been reported:
A person with a heavy accent introduces himself as an employee of the Wichita Falls Teachers Federal Credit Union and you hear something about “congratulations” you will receive $9,000.00 free money.
How to Respond to a Phone Scam
What should you do if you get such a call?
- Hang up the phone immediately. Don’t engage with the caller, even if you know it’s a phone scam and you think it would be fun to irritate the caller. Having a conversation only proves that your number is attached to a live person. You’ll be bombarded with more calls in the hope that you’ll fall prey to one of the scams.
- File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you might have been a victim of a phone scam or suspect that you were targeted, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call 877-382-4357 (TTY: 866-653-4261). The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.