BBB: Phishing scam calls seek credit card info
The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning of phones calls coming from 718-683-3104, claiming there's a problem with the call recipient's credit card, and that action must be taken to keep the account open.
Consumers who pick up the call hear an automated message that states that their credit card has been deactivated, then prompts the consumer to enter their credit card number, expatriation date, three-digit security code, social security number, and zip code.
Consumers who enter all the information are not only giving away their credit card information, they're opening themselves up to identity theft as well.
The Sierra Vista Police Department told BBB they have heard from numerous consumers who received the call—all from the same telephone number—and that all the officers at the Sierra Vista station have received the call as well.
For more information on this scam or other phishing scams please contact the Better Business Bureau at 888-5353, or visit tucson.bbb.org.