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Dept. of Financial Regulation warns of scam

The Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has received several reports of callers claiming to be conducting surveys on behalf of DFR’s insurance and banking divisions. Commissioner Michael S. Pieciak wants to stress DFR is not involved in these surveys. DFR does not believe personal client information has been requested.
Callers have targeted insurance agencies around the state requesting agents’ opinions in an eight-question survey regarding the insurance industry. Caller ID shows the phone number as 802-321-8055.
Some agents are being contacted by callers claiming to represent DFR’s banking division with a survey on “banking questions.”
These calls appear to originate from 802-235-5834.
The callers, both male and female, sound as though they calling from a call center and are not well versed in insurance or banking matters.
“We want Vermonters to be aware these callers are misrepresenting themselves and are likely perpetrating a fraud,” Pieciak said. “We urge individuals receiving these calls to hang up and call DFR at 802-828-3301.

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