Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Yet Another Scam

Will they never end?  No.  So here is a new scam, intended to part you from your meager income.  I haven't been the victim of this one, but found it on Credit Slips, and thought I should pass it along.  This one works because, somehow, the scammer already has your credit card number--scary, in itself.  What they're looking for is the three-digit security code on the back, you know, the one that changes every time you get a new card and sends you scrambling for your wallet when you want to make an Internet purchase that asks for it.  When you give them the number, you've given them the information they need to charge your card.  And they do.

I'm sure that I don't need to tell my readers that you don't pass out personal information of any kind over the phone unless you initiate the call.  Not ever.  And if this scam comes to the West, cancel your card immediately and get a new number.  Then file a police report with the local Gendarmerie.  If the police get enough reports in your community, they'll issue an alert that will get much more attention that I do.