AG Jackley Warns of Robo-Call Credit Card Scam
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley warns South Dakotan consumers of a Robo-Call scam that has recently surfaced in the state. The Consumer Protection Division reports that consumers are receiving automated calls offering to reduce the interest rate on their credit card or claiming there is a problem with the consumer’s credit card. At this time Consumer Protection has received numerous complaints from consumers that are receiving these calls, but as of today, there are no reports of consumers who have fallen victim to this scam.
Many consumers are familiar with this type of scam, but this particular scam has a new twist: the number that appears on Caller ID appears to be from a local number that is fake or “spoofed.” “Spoofing” or masking the Caller ID information leads the consumers to believe that the call originated locally when, in fact, it is coming from out of state or even overseas.
If you are on the do not call registry and would like to report this scam you may do so by filing a complain online at http://www.ftc.gov/donotcall. Anyone wishing to report this scam may contact Consumer Protection at 800-300-1986.