Robocallers Target Cell Phone Users in Debit Card Scam

Thursday, October 3, 2013  

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PIERRE, S.D  -  Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting cell phone users with a scam that implies that their debit cards have been comprised.  The automated phone message prompts the consumer to press a number one to unlock the card. Once the number one is pressed the consumer is connected to a live person who the requests the debit card number, current address and confirmation of recent transactions. The scam artist then asks for a PIN number in order to reset the card.

Consumers should refrain from giving out any personal information and to hang up without pressing any numbers.
If you believe you are a victim of this scam or need any additional information contact the South Dakota Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or consumerhelp@state.sd.us.
Anyone who has given out personal financial information should contact their financial institution immediately.