The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has been made aware of recent “spoofing” incidents involving Bank phone numbers in in which scammers make unsolicited calls to members of the public under the pretense of being from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. These calls are not being made on behalf of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or the Federal Reserve System, and they are not legitimate. We are currently looking into the matter. Please remember the Federal Reserve will never contact the public via unsolicited phone calls or e-mails asking for money or any other type of personal information.
April 27, 2018
Telephone Spoofing Scam Alert