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BRIEF: Sheriff's Office warns of credit card scam

February 28, 2014

The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.



Feb. 28--The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a nationwide credit card scam.

"...They provide you with all the information, except the one piece they want," Richmond County Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel said in a statement. "Note, the callers do not ask for your credit card number. They already have it."

A caller tells a card-holder that he or she works for the Security and Fraud Department at VISA and that the card-holder's account has been flagged for an unusual purchase -- a Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company based in Arizona.

When customers confirm they didn't make such a purchase, the caller says a credit will be issued, then asks for the three-digit security code on the back of the credit card. Using that information, the scammer later adds a charge to the card.

""...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," McDaniel said.

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