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New Phone Scam

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The BBB is warning people against scammers who may pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, and government agencies.

The scammers use fake caller ID numbers to get personal information and money out of people. The BBB says the scary part is that most people would never assume that the numbers in their phone are not genuine.

The BBB's Jan Quintrall says, "If they start asking you questions that you think they should have the answer to, turn the tables, and say, ya know, I think you should know what you are asking me."

Quintrall says that if you have any doubts as to who is on the phone, you should call back the main number of credit card or bank company rather than continuing to talk to the person on the phone.