Robo Calls Target Your Bank Account

Scammers are using robo calls that promise better rates on credit cards to try to steal your identity and run up charges in your name.

The North Carolina Attorney General says the callers say they're with a company with a generic sounding name, like "account services," "customer accounts" or "card services." These robo calls tell people, they qualify for better rates on their credit cards and ask them to dial a one-digit number to be connected with a representative.

People who respond get a sales pitch and are asked to share their credit card number and other personal financial information. The telemarketers have no intention of giving consumers better interest rates on their cards and instead use the information to commit identity theft and run up unwanted charges.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    Politicians do this every year with Robo calls, making promises they never intend to keep but it is legal for them to do it, even to the do not call list.

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