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Did Anybody Else Get The Bank of the Cascades Phishing Phone Call?

Last night at about 9:30 my phone rang, and it was an automated message saying that my Bank of The Cascades account had been compromised and I needed to call some toll-free number I didn't recognize to re-activate it. Since I don't have a Bank of The Cascades account, I just assumed it was a scam and hung up. Apparently I wasn't the only one who got the phone call, as my in-laws called me and said they got it, along with a bunch of other folks, some who did and some who did not have BOTC accounts.

BOTC, like every bank, is now the victim of phishing scams, and even has a Web page for this type of thing, but I know the toll-free number I heard was an not the "877" that they advertise on that page (I can't remember the number, but I'm pretty sure it was an 866 number).

Did anybody else get that phone call? Anybody know what's going on?

Update at 3:30: Apparently I'm not the only one -- it'll be on KOHD tonight, and it's on the Bulletin's site right now (thanks for that, Jen).

Posted by Jake on 11/08/07 @ 10:50 AM
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