Security Alert: Phone Scam
A phone scam involving a caller attempting to obtain credit or debit card information has been reported by CAP COM members.
Members report receiving phone calls claiming to be from CAP COM, regarding the recipient’s credit or debit account. The caller asks the member if their card has been used to make a large purchase at a specific retailer. The caller then recites the member’s card number and expiration date.
When the member replies that the purchase was never made, the scammer asks the member to confirm the card’s PIN number. If the member releases the PIN number, the criminal has all the information needed to use the member’s card to commit fraud.
Details of the call may vary, as those with malicious intent modify their tactics to trick consumers.
For information about phone spoofing, courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission, click here.