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Con artists try to bilk customers in Bridgestone/Firestone's name

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People in at least five states have been receiving phone calls from con men who claim to be Bridgestone/Firestone Americas Holding Co. (BFAH) representatives as part of a scam designed to garner social security numbers, bank account information and other sensitive information.

The callers tell consumers that they are eligible for refunds under a tire recall and then ask for personal data, according to BFAH officials.

Calls have been reported in New York, California, Connecticut, Louisiana and Indiana.

"We've been working with and through the Better Business Bureau" to address the issue, says a BFAH spokesperson.

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