May 06, 2015
We've learned that borrowers have been contacted by someone claiming to be from AgFirst, a Farm Credit entity, requesting payment on overdue accounts. The caller attempts to get the customer to pay or leaves a phone number for the customer to call. One such call-back number has been (940) 488-6690. This person and phone number are not affiliated with Farm Credit of the Virginias, AgFirst Farm Credit or the Farm Credit System.
Please be vigilant as these types of threats are on the rise. The scam is an attempt to get victims to wire money to the fraudster. Once the money is gone, it often cannot be traced. Consumers shouldn't give out personal and financial information over the phone and should only speak with known contacts within Farm Credit of the Virginias. If you believe a fraudulent caller has called about your Farm Credit of the Virginias accounts, contact your local branch office. You may also report this suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission on the Internet at ftc.gov.
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