12 July 2022 | David Young
The MIB is warning that scam calls are on the rise
Targets are being cold called by someone claiming to be from MIB or who says they got your information from the Motor Insurance Database (MID) - typical scams are:
Who does MIB contact?
What does MIB not do?
Scam callers can use a process known as 'spoofing' to falsify their telephone number to make it appear as though their call is coming from MIB, for example by making the 'caller display' on recipient's telephone show MIB's telephone number. If anyone is in any way suspicious of a call from someone claiming to be from MIB, disconnect the call, allow five minutes for the line to be clear, or use a different line and contact MIB on one of our advertised numbers. The Bureau will be happy to let callers know whether or not the call was genuine.
To tackle scam calls MIB works with a number of organisations including the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to identify, limit and ultimately prevent scam calls. The ICO is aware of this increasing problem see ICO.
Report scam call details directly to the ICO.
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