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    NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:

    WARNING ! ... New Credit Card Scam

    Note, the callers do not ask for your card number . THEY already have it ! This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & Master Card Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. My husband was called on Wednesday from "VISA", and I was called on Thursday from "MasterCard".

    The scam works like this: Person calling says, "This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge Number is 12460 your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a Marketing company based in Arizona?" When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 t o $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?" When you say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number." The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"

    Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller then says, "I need to verify you are in possession of Your card". He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers". There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him.! After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, "That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?" After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charged to our card.

    Long story made short , we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number. What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master card directly for verification of their conversation.
    The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost to late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.
    What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a Police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

    Please pass this on to all your family and friends.
    By informing each other, we protect each other.
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    The scary part is they already know your card number, address and phone number. Man i hate criminals. Work for a living you worthless ba$tards. Thanks for the heads up cajun!
    ...Rodgers had to hold on the ball longer, giving players like Jared "I am completely insane and will literally eat your children" Allen time to sack Rodgers again.And again. And again. Actually I think Rodgers may have nightmares about Jared Allen the rest of the year.

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    A little more info on this letter.
    Read here
    This letter has been around since 2003. As to whether it is real or not is questionable however the warning is worth taking note of.
    Comments: There's no way to verify whether this anonymous, first-person account is authentic, but the type of fraud it warns against is real enough, so the message is worth heeding even if it is slightly misleading.

    It's misleading in that it gives the impression that this type of scam is brand new and only pertains to the three-digit security code now found on the backs of most credit cards. In reality, it's a very old and familiar form of fraud that requires credit card holders to be protective of all the information pertaining to their accounts.

    Banks and credit card companies have long warned consumers against providing personal information to unknown callers (or Websites). Con artists are often able to obtain partial information about a potential victim's account, then contact the person masquerading as a company representative to "verify" the account by requesting additional details — in the above case, the three-digit security code. But they might just as well ask for other pertinent details — for example, they may provide the last four digits of your account number (which typically show up on sales receipts, etc.) and request the other 12 digits to "confirm" it. Or they may already be in possession of your full account number and request the expiration date of the card, or your billing address. Any of these individual bits of information may be just what the scammer needs to "fill in the blanks" and gain full access to your account, so beware.

    That said, consumers should also be aware that perfectly legitimate businesses or financial institutions may request your three-digit security number (known as "CVC2" by MasterCard and "CVV2" by Visa) to authenticate a transaction. What's essential is that you be fully confident of the legitimacy of the requesting party before giving it out.

    WWBGD

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:

    WARNING ! ... New Credit Card Scam

    Note, the callers do not ask for your card number . THEY already have it ! This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & Master Card Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. [size=24px] My husband[/size] was called on Wednesday from "VISA", and I was called on Thursday from "MasterCard".

    The scam works like this: Person calling says, "This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge Number is 12460 your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a Marketing company based in Arizona?" When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 t o $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?" When you say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number." The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"

    Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller then says, "I need to verify you are in possession of Your card". He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers". There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him.! After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, "That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?" After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charged to our card.

    Long story made short , we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number. What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master card directly for verification of their conversation.
    The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost to late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.
    What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a Police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

    Please pass this on to all your family and friends.
    By informing each other, we protect each other.
    :shock: lol.

























    Go vikes!!

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    This isn't new I've been doing it to people for years.

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:
    ...but is he really his brother? Stay tuned for the shocking fraternity test results, revealed LIVE!

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    "josdin00" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:
    ...but is he really his brother? Stay tuned for the shocking fraternity test results, revealed LIVE!

    Ha , I think you meant paternity :grin:

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    Used to work in the C.C. industry and this is a pretty tame scam actually ... but highly effective, especially with the elderly.

    Anything, ever related to your finances, be it c.c., mortgage, car note, etc .. if someone calls you about any of it, hang up and call the company yourself ... It's the safest way to save yourself from years of headaches trying to fix it later ...

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    "Lotzapurple119" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:

    WARNING ! ... New Credit Card Scam

    Note, the callers do not ask for your card number . THEY already have it ! This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & Master Card Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. [size=24px] My husband[/size] was called on Wednesday from "VISA", and I was called on Thursday from "MasterCard".

    The scam works like this: Person calling says, "This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge Number is 12460 your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a Marketing company based in Arizona?" When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 t o $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?" When you say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number." The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"

    Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller then says, "I need to verify you are in possession of Your card". He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers". There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him.! After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, "That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?" After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charged to our card.

    Long story made short , we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number. What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master card directly for verification of their conversation.
    The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost to late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.
    What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a Police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

    Please pass this on to all your family and friends.
    By informing each other, we protect each other.
    :shock: lol.
    I deleted the numerous people in between that passed it along, smartass...but I will be sure to tell Mr. Povich about your ridiculing of him...he will be sure to send his brother out to dig up tons of dirt about you, lotza...and use it to make your life a living nightmare!!! :lol: :razz:
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: NEW CREDIT CARD SCAM!!!

    "countrygirl" wrote:
    "josdin00" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    This was sent to me via email from David Povich (Maury Povich's brother), who is a partner in my law firm:
    ...but is he really his brother? Stay tuned for the shocking fraternity test results, revealed LIVE!

    Ha , I think you meant paternity :grin:
    LOL!!!

    But everyone in DC KNOWS that they are brothers...their dad was the late esteemed sportswriter Shirley Povich of the Washington Post.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/general/povich/povich.htm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/general/povich/launch/bio.htm

    http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/ShirleyLewisPovich.htm

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7526576/site/newsweek/

    He was probably one of the greatest sportswriters ever...and he did it for 75 years...up until the day before he died.
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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