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United Way says recent calls from fax number are credit card 'spoof'

The United Way of the Flint Hills is seeking answers after a recent spate of so-called "spoofing," where somebody masks his or her own phone number by using another company or individual's phone number.

Director Jami Reever says local residents have received calls purportedly from the United Way saying a credit card company can offer better interest rates than what they currently have and encourages them to wait for an operator. Caller IDs show the originating number is actually the United Way's fax number, but Reever says the calls are coming from some undetermined place other than the United Way.

Reever says the United Way does not work with third-party vendors and donor confidentiality is of the utmost importance to the agency.

Reever says the United Way has no recourse at this time. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately.

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