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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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New Scam Targets Cell Phone Users

New Scam Targets Cell Phone Users 

PIERRE, S.D.-   The South Dakota Consumer Protection Division is warning South Dakota cell phone users to be cautious of an ongoing scam that lures consumers into giving out personal information. 

The scam begins with a call to a consumer’s cell phone and a recorded message that states that their credit card account at a credit union or bank has been de-activated.  The recorded message then requests them to hit the number “1” on their cell phone and leave their account number. All messages are recorded and at no time does the victim talk with a live person. The caller’s id typically shows up as a 6 digit number such as 206-766, 208-788. 

If you have provided any personal account information to an unsolicited source like this you need to immediately contact your bank or credit union.  If you need any additional information contact the Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or