New warning about phishing scam targeting Michiganders

Scammers are pretending to be from banks and federal agencies

Published On: Feb 07 2012 01:29:04 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2012 05:57:25 PM EST
Detroit -

It seems like Ruth to the Rescue is always getting complaints about email scammers. That's one reason we keep reminding you of all the different ways they're out to trick you into sharing personal information. Now, Michigan's Office of Finance and Insurance Regulation is telling consumers to be on guard against some of the typical scams making the rounds. 

Scammers play on your fear, trying to convince you need to take action, click on a bogus link, or share private information.

This alert concerns the following three scenarios you could see online or even on your phone:


We've shared tips about protecting yourself many times, but they are always worth repeating.

Review the suggestions below and share them with anyone in your family or circle of friends who might need a refresher.


If you are concerned about your financial accounts, contact your institution using a telephone number you know to be genuine or visit the institution in person. You can confirm information regarding financial institutions by contacting OFIR at 877-999-6442 or checking online at