Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


March 29, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi Warns of Telephone Scam Using False Caller Identification

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued a consumer advisory warning of a new scam targeting elderly citizens. The Florida Attorney General’s Office has been notified of a scam where a person uses false caller identification displaying a relative or friend’s information and personal details of the victim to solicit funds.

“Consumers should never provide financial details over the phone to anyone before verifying the caller and their information,” cautioned Attorney General Bondi. “As these scammers become more sophisticated, it becomes more important to be alert and report suspicious behavior to our office immediately.”

Consumers can report scams to the Attorney General's Office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or by filing a complaint online at http://www.myfloridalegal.com.