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Monday, March 2, 2009

Scam Alert

I just received a phone call from 407-000-4718 "out of area". The recording said that it was my credit card company calling to offer to lower my interest rate. I was informed that this was my last chance to lower it and to press 9. Of course I didn't press 9 and I hung up.

First of all, they didn't say which credit card, secondly what the heck kind of prefix is "000"?

I looked the number up at whocalled.us and others had reported that when you press 9 you are asked for your credit card number. If this was your legitimate credit card company they would not need to ask for your number.

This has SCAM written all over it. Please hang up if you get a phone call like this. If you want to negotiate a lower interest rate on your credit cards, contact your company directly.

2 comments:

jennymae said...

I got one today too.

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2) said...

I think its crazy people get this kind of stuff.

http://couponmommyof2.blogspot.com/