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Old 05-09-2013, 11:27am   #1
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Default Scam, I Am: BBB Warns, "Don't Fall for "499 Scam!"

BBB Warns: Don't Fall for "499 Scam"
(Locally, it shows as "705" on the cell phone)


BBB is warning consumers to beware of the "499 or 705" Scam! Local banks are
being inundated with calls from concerned consumers.

The call appears to come from "499" on your cell phone. The automated
message says the person is with the security department of a well-known bank
and your card has been deactivated for transactions due to suspicious
activity.

The automated message then asks you to key in your 16-digit credit card
number, expiration date, security code, and your four-digit ATM pin number
that is used for transactions.

Once you do this, you are told that no further action is required, such as
contacting your bank, and you can now use your card. But, so can the scam
artist! This is a scam! Your bank will never call you and ask you for this
personal information. Remember, they already have it!

For more consumer tips, go to United States and Canada BBB Consumer and Business Reviews, Reports, Ratings, Complaints and Accredited Business Listings or call 1-800-388-2222.
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The automated message then asks you to key in your 16-digit credit card number, expiration date, security code, and your four-digit ATM pin number that is used for transactions.
Anyone who would ever do this should not be allowed to have a credit card.
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someone tried, unsuccessfully, to access my online bank acct. after 3 tries, the bank voids the password, and sends me an email. i call, get it reset temporarily, reset it for good.

here's the kicker: the email telling me my acct password has been voided also tells me that this same message is available once i log on..... if you hadn't voided my password, i could log on and see that message.
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I tried to order Theresa some clothing items two weeks ago for Mother's Day from Body Central in Jacksonville, Fla. via my debit card. The transaction was immediately declined by my credit union.

When I called to ask why, the rep. told me that city is on their "hot list" for high incidents of credit card theft, fraud, and suspicious activity.
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I tried to order Theresa some clothing items two weeks ago for Mother's Day from Body Central in Jacksonville, Fla. via my debit card. The transaction was immediately declined by my credit union.

When I called to ask why, the rep. told me that city is on their "hot list" for high incidents of credit card theft, fraud, and suspicious activity.
Really? Wow! I never heard that. Thanks for the info Julian.
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