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Beware - Mastercard Visa Scam Part One

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smurfchops | 15:01 Fri 10th Feb 2006 | Shopping & Style
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Beware - this is a Mastercard Visa scam someone just emailed me : Person calling says, "This is (name), from Security and Fraud Department at VISA. Badge number 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase , and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card that was issued by (nameof bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for �249.99 from a Marketing company in (name of any town )?"When you say "No" the caller continues , "we will be issuing a
credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from �150 to �249, just under the �250 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?" You say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, call the 0800 number listed on the back of your card and ask for Security. . The caller gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?" Here's the IMPORTANT part . The caller says, "I need to verify you are in possession of your card". "turn your card over and look for some numbers". There are 7 numbers; that verify you are the possessor of the card. . The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, ", I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, Do , the caller then thanks you hangs up. You say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of �249.99 was charged to our card.



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Thank judie -have replied on your other thread.

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