CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is warning the public of an imposter scam to get people’s personal information.
According to the Attorney General’s office, the scammers say they are Equifax representatives and are using false telephone numbers and claim to be verifying account information.
Morrisey says the scammers are trying to get the personal information of people eager to learn whether they were affected by the hack.
“Right now, consumers are anxious and want to make sure their credit and banking information is secure. However, scammers use this fear to prey on consumers and potentially obtain even more sensitive information,” he said in a statement Thursday.
The Attorney General’s Office says Equifax does not make unsolicited calls to consumers, and any call that claims to be representing the company is likely a scam.
Anyone with questions about the Equifax data breach or the new scam can call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or the Eastern Panhandle Consumer Protection Office in Martinsburg at 304-267-0239. You can also visit the office’s website at www.wvago.gov.