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Scam going around

February 7th, 2009 (04:54 am)
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current mood: aggravated

Seems there is a new  scam to be aware of. For the last few weeks we have been getting calls that we just let the phone get since it is not a number we know. So finally the other day dad decided to pick it up and got this recording about lowering your debt and was given a number to call at the end. Well he tried the number and was told it was not in service any more. So then he called Visa and asked them if they knew anything about it, and they nor any of the other credit card Co's had anything out like that and would not do it over the phone.       

Yesterday at lunch with mom and a friend of her's they started talking about this and the friend told them that the same thing happened to her and it was odd because they never have a carry over cost so no debt to be paid. And they told their card co about it as well and then consumer protection services to give them a heads up on this scam.

Not sure if it is just a Conn thing or not. But if you get a call like that just ignore it.

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Posted by: montybird (montybird)
Posted at: February 7th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, Jedi! I never answer the phone if it is a number I don't know; I figure if someone really wants to talk to us, then they'll leave a message.

Posted by: jedi40 (jedi40)
Posted at: February 7th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
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You are very welcome MB

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