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Department of Education issues warning on potential telemarketing scam

Posted: February 21, 2014 6:09 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2014 6:09 p.m.

The California Department of Education is warning of a potential telemarketing scam and advising members of the public not to share any personal information over the telephone with unsolicited callers.

Some people have recently called the department to ask whether the agency has called them asking about the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, a standardized test that helps students prepare for the college entrance examination itself, department officials said.

According to a news release issued by the department Friday, those callers ask for personal information, such as credit card numbers.

Such calls do not come from the Department of Education, according to the release, and anyone receiving such a call is advised to hang up immediately.

Complaints regarding such calls can be filed online with the Federal Trade Commission.

The Department of Education has contacted law enforcement to look into the potential scam, according to the release.




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