Phone Scam Alleging Association with USDA Farm Service Agency
June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson
Officials with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) say they have been made aware of a phone scam targeted toward FSA customers. The caller, who identifies themselves as a Farm Loan Services representative out of Washington, D.C. states that FSA “owes” you disaster assistance funds and proceeds to request your checking account information or requests a credit card number alleging that funds will be credited to these accounts.
The USDA says if you receive a similar call, DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide the caller with your personal or financial information.