As soon as Governor Lamont announced interest free loans through Webster Bank to federal workers, the scams started showing up. The Better Business Bureau sent out an alert on Wednesday warning workers to beware of cold call scammers.
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Luke Frey, the Communications manager for the Better Business Bureau, says the darker side of humanity comes out to takes advantage of people in need. The scammers pretend to offer interest free loans, but instead they’re ripping them off.
“Scammers are trying to fish for their personal information that could allow them to steal their identity or even steal money from them.”
The Better Business Bureau recommends never giving out your personal information to anyone over the phone, especially when they call you. That is usually the red flag.
The BBB also says scammers have been posing as lenders and offering new jobs to federal employees who have yet to receive a paycheck since the shutdown began.