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Wed May 15, 2013, 07:22 PM

Beware of this scam...got a phone call..one minute ago.........First American Bank..beware..

whatever that is...informed me that my debit card has been suspended. That in order for me to get mine reinstated, press one..

well...that is interesting, because I don't have, and have never had, a debit card..nope

spread the word...to anyone who looks at this..
There really is a First American Bank,,,,they did not call..it is a scam..........here is proof..


http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101007/news/710089806/

from the link:
The scheme, referred to as vishing, has a scammer pretending to be a bank official and calling people to see if they'll reveal their financial information and security numbers.

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Reply Beware of this scam...got a phone call..one minute ago.........First American Bank..beware.. (Original post)
Stuart G May 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #1
crash101 May 2013 #2
crash101 May 2013 #3
Stuart G May 2013 #4
TNDemo May 2013 #5
David_ness Apr 2014 #6
retrowire Aug 2015 #7
LuckyLib Nov 2016 #8

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:08 PM

1. And they would not be doing it unless it pays off

thus they find enough gullible fish to make it worth while.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 05:13 AM

2. Scammers are ever persistent!

This does not surprise me at all. I have encountered that scam, too, but it was not a call. I received a text message saying my Visa card number ending in 4897 has been suspended due to unusual activities and that I needed to call an unfamiliar phone number to reinstate my account. As much as the scammer wanted me to panic and call them right away, I knew better. I was suspicious and I contacted my bank instead, through their phone number that I knew. The rep there confirmed the message was a bluff and the phone number the text message provided was phony. I alerted the local police about the scam attempt.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 05:16 AM

3. This scammer is slowly becoming famous.

The scammer used 407-308-0038 to send me the message. I Googled it and http://www.callercenter.com/407-308-0038.html came up along with the complaints from several others who received calls and text messages from the scammer, too.

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Response to crash101 (Reply #3)

Fri May 17, 2013, 08:03 AM

4. Welcome to Democratic Underground...thank you for the info on googling phone numbers.

I have done that in the past too. But, I didn't think of putting it up here or in one of the other forums or groups.
great idea..

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:18 PM

5. There used to be a First American Bank.

I worked for them. They were acquired by Regions some years ago.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 12:56 PM

6. There is bogus $50.2 charge on my credit card - ILHAM CR MEXICO DF

Wish to alert boarders about unauthorized charge appearing on credit card. I was alerted by BankAm about $50.2 charge and it appears as POS DEBIT-ILHAM 866 422 0445 CR MEXICO DF I looked around for info on this and found this post: Looks like many are being hit by this fraud. http://www.scamcallfighters.com/scam-call-8664220445-POS-DEBIT-ILHAM-8664220445-CR-MEXICO-DF--Scam-charge-on-card----50-20-Credit---Debit--ATM-Card-Fraud-8405.html

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:42 PM

7. omg! I got this robocall a few days ago as well!

I thought, "Funny, I've never been a member of any bank with the name America in it."

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 09:36 PM

8. Notify your state Attorney General as well. They need every bit of evidence of scammed

citizens to get them, and they are ON this.

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