Vermont Warns of Phony Calls
The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has received several reports of callers claiming to be conducting surveys on behalf of DFR's Insurance and Banking Divisions. DFR is not conducting any surveys at this time. Callers have targeted insurance agencies around the state requesting agents' opinions in an eight-question survey regarding the insurance industry. The callers, both male and female, sound as though they are being made from a call center and are not well-versed in insurance or banking matters.
Commissioner Michael S. Pieciak wants to stress DFR is not involved in these surveys. “We urge individuals receiving these calls to hang up and call DFR. We do not know the scope of the audience but we want the general public to be warned of this possible scam,” Pieciak says.