Originally Published: January 2, 2009 10:08 p.m.
Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that a new phone scam uses the BBB name inappropriately.
The BBB has fielded several calls from consumers who received a recorded message from someone claiming to be from BBB with information on how to reduce their credit card debt.
The recorded message provides two option, press one to get more information about a supposed presidential law that can help reduce your credit card debt and press two to be removed from the company's calling list.
"We want to make it clear the BBB does not call consumers with pre-recorded messages about credit card debt reduction or any topic," said Matthew Fehling, BBB president. "Whoever is doing this is using BBB's name because it represents a symbol of trust."
The BBB warns consumers who get this call not to give out personal information over the phone. Instead, they should call the BBB in Northern Arizona at 772-3410.