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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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