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An Automated Phone Call Alerting You That You Lost Your ATM Card- Phishing Scam!

An Automated Phone Call Alerting You That You Lost Your ATM Card- Phishing Scam!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a telephone call alerting you that your ATM bank card has been reported lost or stolen.  The voice on the phone is computer generated.
 

The Truth:

This is a scam called “phishing” to trick you into giving out information to identity thieves.  

Phishing is an attempt on the part of scammers to trick you out of your personal information by telling you that you are either going to lose your credit privileges or there has been fraudulent use of your credit card.  It can be done by email, from websites, mail or telephone.

One of the call back numbers is (970) 532-4041 and actually belongs to an automated telephone service company but according to the message on their phone system they did not send the message and their number was used by the thieves without their knowledge or permission.  

Do not respond to the call and hang up.

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Updated 7/25/11