BOISE -- The Better Business Bureau says they received an extraordinarily high number of callsThursday about a phone scam hitting the Boise area.

We have received 40 phone calls just today (Thursday) alone, which is alarming for us at the Better Business Bureau, saidDale Dixon with the Better Business Bureau. And people are reporting that they have callerID numbers showing up that's very similar to their own, and once they answer the phone it's somebody asking for their credit card number so that they can reduce their interest rate or their payments --and bottom line -- it is a scam.

Dixon also says it's likely that enough people fell for the scam inthe Boise area that the scammers thought it was a hot spot and increased the calls.

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