Telephone Scam - VISA and MasterCard
June 05, 2012
Please be aware of a telephone scam targeting Visa and MasterCard holders.
The scammer calls the target and claims to be a representative from the card company’s security and fraud department. The scammer the tries to prove his/her legitimacy by reciting some of the target’s information like financial institution, name and address.
The scammer’s main objective is to trick the cardholder into revealing the three-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Never reveal any personal information to an unknown caller. If you ever question the legitimacy of a call, hang up and call the company directly.
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