Credit card scam
Another credit card scam alert has been issued. This time it comes from an area resident who thwarted an early-morning fraud attempt.
Her phone rang at 5:30 a.m. “After a slight heart attack,” she answers. It is, ostensibly, her credit card company asking if she had made a wire transfer of $600 to India ten minutes ago. The would-be victim replies she has made no such payment.
The caller asks the woman to confirm her credit card number “so I can cancel the transaction.” The woman refused to reveal her card number. “She insisted I have to confirm my number before the fraudster tried to put more transactions through my card. Again I said No.” When the woman called her credit card company, she was informed that no wire transfer had been put through her card, and that the company would never call a customer at 5:30 a.m.
If you or someone you know has been the target of a fraud, contact police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or through the online reporting tool at http:// www. antifraudcentre- centreantifraude.ca/reportincidentsignalerincident/index-eng.htm