SCAM ALERT: Phony Card "Fixes"

Some scammers are apparently feeding on the fear that your credit or debit cards are cut off, and offering a fix which they say requires your account number.

The state Department of Justice is warning people to beware of calls saying your debit or credit card has been canceled or deactivated.

These callers tell would-be victims they can fix the issue, but eventually they ask for your account number.

The DOJ said these numbers never fully appear on a Caller ID feature on your phone, and the scammer never drops the name of the exact financial institution related to your account.

The Attorney General is reminding people any call from someone offering a fix on your account, which requires you handing over your account number, is always a fake.

If you have received one of those calls, you are asked to report it by calling the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint at this website.


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