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 do not originate from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or the Federal Reserve System and they are illegitimate. The Federal Reserve will never contact the public via unsolicited phone calls or e-mails asking for money or any type of personal information. If you think you have been a victim of a telephone spoofing scam, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission here: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/spoofing-and-caller-id.
August 2, 2018
Telephone Spoofing Scam Alert