Spoof Callers

When your phone rings and it looks like a local call, you may be more likely to answer. Scammers count on this and can easily fake Caller ID numbers. They even can match the first six digits of your own number which is called “neighbor spoofing.” The urge to answer can be tough to resist, since you might worry it’s someone local trying to contact you. So . . . if you see a number like this on your Caller ID, remember that it could be fake. Letting it go to voicemail is one option. If you do pick up and don’t recognize the caller — hang up. Unfortunately, there’s another round of scammer calls that has BATH STATE BANK on the Caller ID with a local 765-732 phone number. Please be aware. You know our number. You know our staff. We do not solicit.