New Phone Scam Targeting N.H. Residents

Jul 31, 2013

The N.H. Attorney General’s office and N.H. Bankers Association are warning consumers about a new phone scam targeting state residents.

Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti says that residents who have recently received a call or text message saying their debit or credit card has been compromised and asking for personal information may be the targets of a new scam.

“Any sort of message that comes in that you didn’t request, that comes in either as an email, a phone call, a text message, asking you for personal information; you should be highly suspicious of that. Banks do not solicit information that way.”

Boffetti says that the Attorney General’s office has received no word of anyone giving information out to scammers, but said that residents can cancel credit cards and change PIN numbers if they feel their information has been compromised.