How to Avoid a Credit Card Scam Targeting People in Our Area

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/29/2013 6:39 am
(WDEF) Consumers are being warned about a new scam that has the appearance of being legitimate but is simply another way to steal your credit card information.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, through the Division of Consumer Affairs, has received reports of a credit / debit card scam that consumers need to be aware of to avoid becoming a victim.

The scam targets victims through a text message that states “Your credit card number 4355xx has been deactivated.”  Instructions are included to call this number, 615-301-8561, to resolve the issue.  When the consumer calls the number they hear a recording that states, “Hello, this is Regions Bank, please enter your 16-digit card number at this time.”

The Division of Consumer Affairs encourages any person receiving this or a similar contact to not respond.  They also advise consumers to then contact the telephone number listed on the back of their credit / debit card to report this matter.

There is additional information on scams and identity theft here.  You can also use the website to file a consumer complaint.
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.