Central New England Scam Alert: the FBI Isn’t Calling You About a Loan

phone scamThe regional office of the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of a phone scam in which a caller claims to be from the FBI.

“The Better Business Bureau of Central New England (BBB), based in Worcester, issued the warning in response to a call from an area resident. According to the BBB, the scammer stated the FBI has been monitoring the consumer’s online activity and is looking to collect on an outstanding loan balance. To clear the debt, the consumer must wire transfer money to the officer, the BBB said.” Learn more about this latest phone scam in the Worcester Business Journal

It’s one that has been going around for quite some time in various parts of the country and the callers are very aggressive and threatening. See the FBI’s notice:New Twists to Telephone Collection Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans