Caller Using City of Buda Office Number Claiming Social Security Fraud
BUDA, TX (Oct. 23, 2019) - The City of Buda continues to experience a scam involving a caller who is telling residents there is “fraudulent activity” as well as “outstanding tickets” and is asking for immediate compliance.
It appears the caller is spoofing several City of Buda office numbers. Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. If someone calls you from a City of Buda number claiming that your social security number has been compromised and/or you have outstanding payments, this is a scam. You can ask for the caller’s name, hang up and call the City back with the information you received. You are also encouraged to report this to the Buda Police Department at 512-393-7896.
Remember, the City of Buda will never request your personal information over the phone; residents are able to make secure payments on our website for all utility and traffic ticket matters.
Please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information page for tips on how to avoid scammers. https://tinyurl.com/y4ogmptd