Trust your gut. If you feel like someone is asking too much personal information over the Internet or by telephone, then don´t give them any information about yourself. A legitimate company or governmental service is fully aware of the risks of Identity Theft and will understand your concerns and should provide some verification or means of assurance. If the information seeker continues to be persistent, discontinue the call or don´t answer the email.
Call the Lincoln Better Business Bureau to check on the company at (402) 436-2345. The local BBB serves only Nebraska, South Dakota, and southwest Iowa. For companies located elsewhere in the nation, contact the National Better Business Bureau at https://www.bbb.org/nebraska/.