Many Virginians have reported receiving scam phone calls or emails about the recent multi-state mortgage servicer settlement.The caller claims to be calling residents eligible for money from the settlement. They then ask for the consumer’s bank account so a direct deposit can be made.
Homeowners are advised to contact their mortgage servicers directly to learn more about any specific loan modifications they qualify for under the terms of the settlement.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the warning.
“I cannot stress this enough: Never give out your bank account information-or any personal information for that matter–to someone who calls you. Instead, call a known number for your financial institution, so you are sure you are reaching a legitimate contact,” Cuccinelli urged.