I'm not sure if this belongs here or not but my wife got a call earlier this evening from someone who said they were calling from Verizon. This person said they were going to shut my phone off if I didn't pay the $22.50 I owed (which sounded suspicious... I WISH I only owed them $22.50 ) So I took the phone and he said he needed my Social Security number, Bank Account information, blah, blah, blah... Fraud, Fraud, Fraud... So I told him to note my account that I will call Verizon back and give them that information but he persisted on getting that info. So I told him again that I would call Verizon and he hung up on me.
Red Flag #1: They called my wifes phone and not the main number (my phone)
Red Flag #2: 'Private Number' came up as the caller ID
Red Flag #3: They asked me for private information. Verizon told me they do not ask for that kind of information over the phone
PLEASE be careful everyone! There are people out there trying to get our information and I don't want anyone to slip up and accidently give out any information.
I should have gave them bogus information.