DATCP warns state residents to lookout for unsolicited calls
MADISON, Wis. — If you are receiving unsolicited calls, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection wants you to watch out.
The Wisconsin DATCP warned in a release Thursday that Wisconsin residents should be on the lookout for unsolicited calls requesting sensitive personal or financial information, because of the Equifax data breach, saying an event of this scale is sure to bring scammers out of the woodwork.
The release adds that neither Equifax nor any bank will call and request a Social Security number or other sensitive details.
The DATCP recommends that in the event of an unsolicited call from someone who claims that they can verify whether personal information was affected in the breach or that they provide services to affected consumers to hang up the phone. They emphasize the importance of withholding any information.
For more information about the Equifax security breech, visit the Equifax website or call its call center at 866-447-7559.
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