Local Woman Gets Call From Scammer Claiming To Be With Verizon

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In this 11 Call For Action Alert, a local woman gets a suspicious call from someone claiming to be with her phone company.

The caller offered her a discount on her bill, in exchange for some information.

Jennifer Eubanks lives in Security-Widefield. She tells 11 News she got a call from a number she didn't recognize. She let it go to voicemail and seconds later the same number called her husband's cell phone.

It was a recorded message supposedly from Verizon.

The caller offered a $22 discount off their bill if the couple went to a special website and typed in their account information.

Eubanks says call seemed suspicious right away.

"Because there's so much of it going on and people are more aware and trying to make other people more aware before they get scammed that I think it's become a lot easier to recognize," said Eubanks.

A spokesperson for Verizon tells 11 News this is the latest version of a scam that has been going around for years.

The spokesperson says if you get this call, do not respond because it is a scam.

The crooks are just trying to get your personal information.

If you receive a suspicious call or email, you can report it to Verizon directly by emailing phishing@verizon.com>

If you have a scam you want our 11 Call For Action team to look into, just call just call 719-457-8211.

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