Credit card scam

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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

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