News : First Financial Bank Warns of Phone Scam
Hamilton, OH, USA, Jun 17, 2016 -- First Financial Bank is warning consumers about a phone scam involving fraudsters claiming to offer pre-approved loans to customers.
In the scam, the fraudsters say the victim will need to send money for insurance before receiving the loan. The callers also ask for the victim’s bank name, account number and routing number.
Fraudsters have also been asking for victims to go to various stores and purchase reloadable Vanilla or Green Dot cards to send money to them. In some cases, they have sent documents using First Financial banking center addresses to deceive victims.
The calls appear to be coming from the West Coast and from outside of the country. The fraudsters could also claim to be calling from Ohio.
The bank is asking anyone who receives a suspicious call or mailing to call 877-322-9530. The bank reminds you to never send money or provide sensitive personal information over the phone from someone making an unsolicited call.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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