W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA, CFP (R) | 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500 | Charlotte, NC 28277 | 704-552-8689

 

New Credit Card Scam


 

Individuals are being called, supposedly by VISA, who already have all their information.

The contact person says they are calling from the Security and Fraud Department of the credit card company.

 

They give a badge number and say their account has been flagged for unusual activity.

They then ask if a certain charge has been made. When it was not authorized the caller says the charge will not be used against them and that a Fraud Investigation will be opened and the individual is given a 6 digit number.

Now, here is where the fraud takes place.

The caller asks if you are in possession of your card and to verify, please read the last 3 digits of the card, on the back, to them to verify. This is the 3 digit security code and now they have everything.

It is suggested that you hang up on the caller and call your credit card fraud division directly.

Regards,

W. Edward Newton, Jr. CPA, CFP


W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28277-2830
704.552.8689
ed@ednewtoncpa.com



 

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13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500 Charlotte, North Carolina 28277 Phone: (704) 552-8689 | Email: ednewton@ednewtoncpa.com