We were alerted that people in and around our communities are receiving phone calls from the bank’s phone number (270.575.5700) and the caller ID indicates it is Paducah Bank. When they answer, the person identifies themself from Spectrum. We don’t believe they are from the cable company, but we do believe they are trying to trick you into sharing valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.
Caller ID lets consumers avoid unwanted phone calls by displaying caller names and phone numbers, but the caller ID feature is sometimes manipulated by spoofers who masquerade as representatives of banks, creditors, insurance companies, or even the government.
You may not be able to tell right away if an incoming call is spoofed. Be careful about responding to any request for personal identifying information.
- Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.
- Don’t be pressured into giving personal information.
- If you get an inquiry from someone who says they are with Paducah Bank seeking personal information, hang up and call us directly.