10 On Your Side: Credit Card scam warning!June 17th, 2009 at 4:43 pm by Jamie Bastas under 10 On Your Side, Scam Alert
After receiving my 3rd e-mail of the day on the same topic, and receiving the phone call myself, I decided I should write a blog about the newest scam that is hitting the telephone lines…
In many cases the number is coming up on the Caller ID as an unknown number. When you answer the phone, there is an automated recording that says that your credit card account has been compromised and that you need to enter your card number, expiration date, etc. in order to reactivate your account. Luckily, all of the people that have contacted me have been smart and have entered either all 0′s (zeros) or all 1′s (ones) when the recording asks for their card number. Once they enter the number, the system congratulates them for successfully reactivating their card.
Thankfully most people know that this is a scam, however, I’m writing this for all of those people who may not realize that it’s a scam. PLEASE BE WARNED AND PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. This is all a ploy to gain access to your credit card number.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this scam or any others. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org