Better Business Bureau: Beware callers who claim you’ve won reward

11/17/2011 5:00 AM

11/17/2011 3:16 PM

The Better Business Bureau of Kansas is cautioning residents to be wary of callers claiming they’ve won a reward.

It is just the latest twist on an old financial scam, officials say.

In the latest version, callers tell their targets they are being rewarded for paying their taxes and utilities on time. They may also say the target has been selected randomly by the U.S. Government.

No matter how official the calls may sound, the agency states, they are not legitimate. They are simply trying to get the people they’re calling to send money or account information.

Residents are urged to report such suspicious calls to the bureau at 316-263-3146.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service