FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, March 19, 2014
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Robocallers Target Consumers in Credit Card Scam
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting consumers with a scam that implies that their Mastercard has been locked or suspended. 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 prompted to enter their card number. The number that is showing up on the caller ID is 832-328-3283, which is an insurance business in Houston, Texas. The owner of that business has been inundated with calls from South Dakota consumers and is not associated with the caller.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who has given out personal financial information should contact their financial institution immediately.