Tahoe residents warned of scam | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Tahoe residents warned of scam

by Gregory Crofton

Be wary of callers who say they’re phone repairmen and then ask you to punch a certain combination of numbers.

They could be people out to steal private information from your telephone account.

Pacific Bell technician Michael Clark said if customers are suspicious of a call, it’s wise to ask the caller for a call back number or ask for his employee identification number.

” ‘We need to do a test work on your line, we’d like you to push this button combination,’ ” Clark said, imitating a scam artist. “People should be suspicious of anyone doing that.”

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