Panola College has received dozens of phone calls in the past few days
reporting the problem of receiving a phone call from the College attempting
to sell long-term health insurance and burial insurance. Panola College
confirms these calls did not originate from the Panola College campus and
is apparently the work of somebody using technology to mask the true source
of the calls, commonly referred to as “caller ID spoofing” in the
Caller ID spoofers masquerade as representatives from other agencies by
forging the display on your caller ID to manipulate callers into answering
and giving out personal information.
Panola College would like to remind you that if you receive one of these
calls to never give out personal information if you are at all suspicious
of a phone call. If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent
a company or a government agency seeking personal information, hang up and
call the phone number to verify the authenticity of the request.
If you receive a call and you suspect caller ID information has been
falsified, you can file a complaint with the FCC at www.fcc.gov.