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Re: FW: Credit card scam

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lynn brannigan <[log in to unmask]>

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Occupational Health mailing list <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:19:35 +0100

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To all on the list.

I am afraid  this email is actually a hoax! 
 More details and for information on any other  emails which encourage you to "pass it on" can usually be found on hoax slayer.  For this particular hoax you may be interested in following the link.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/card-security-code-scam.html

Best regards Lynn

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 Message Received: Jan 28 2009, 12:02 PM
 From: "Helen Taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
 To: [log in to unmask]
 Cc: 
 Subject: [OCC-HEALTH] FW: Credit card scam
 
 Dear List,
 
 
 I received this from my husband today and while this is not related to
 occupational health I felt it was worth informing the list so that we can
 all protect ourselves from this fraud.
 
  
 
 Best regards
 
 Helen
 
  
 
 Dr Helen Taylor (nee Packham)
 
 EnviroDerm Services
 
 2 Amery Lodge Farm
 
 North Littleton
 
 Evesham
 
 WR11 8QY
 
 Tel: 01386 831 777
 
 I received this yesterday, can you put this out as a group email? 
 It appears to be the latest credit card scam. 
 Please pass this on to everyone you know...
 
 This one is pretty slick since they provide Y O U with all the information,
 except the one piece they want.
 Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it.
 This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA &
 MasterCard Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to
 protect yourself.
 
 One of our employees was called on Wednesday from "VISA", and I was
 called on Friday 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 London ?" 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 to £497,
 just under the £500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next
 statement, the credit will be applied to your account. I just need to
 confirm your address (gives you your address), is that
 correct?"
 
 You say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a
 fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the number
 listed on the back of your card and ask for the Security & Fraud Department.
 
 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, 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 - 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 too late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud
 report.
 
 What makes this more remarkable is that on Friday, 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. 
 
 
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