What to look for: A call from someone who is trying to get money or sensitive information from you. Scammers can spoof the number they're calling from so that it seems realistic.
Other signs of fraud include: The caller may claim to be from a high-profile company like the IRS or your bank, urging the need for personal information and/or payments. The caller may have bits of information about you that are true or at least familiar. Vishing callers also make other claims of high-stakes urgency like a sweepstakes or lottery win and ask for the fee necessary for you to collect winnings. Always remember that a Mechanics Bank representative will never call you and ask for your debit card number, pin, or your Online Banking Password.