3/25/2013 12:14:13 PM
DEBIT CARD SCAM ROBOCALL SCAM HITS WYOMING
(Cheyenne, WY) Wyoming citizens are being subjected to robocalls asking for debit card and credit card information. The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has recently seen a sharp rise in consumer complaints regarding this type of scam, and is investigating the calls.
The debit card scam occurs when a person receives a telephone call with a voice recording. The recording indicates that they are calling about a problem with the person's debit card, or more vaguely "card". The recording asks that the person press 1, and then asks the recipient to input personal financial information including the card number and pin number of their card. The Caller ID number usually shows a number outside of Wyoming.
If you receive a call like this, please do not give out any personal information and hang up. If you have any concerns about your debit or credit card, please contact the financial institution that issued the card.
People can report robocall debit card incidents to our office 777-5833 or directly to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov or 877-382-4357.
If you are the victim of this scam, please contact your financial institution immediately.