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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Phone Scam Widens--Just Hang Up

Police warn of credit card phone scam

Centre Daily Times
State College police are warning residents of a recent phone scam involving a woman who identifies herself as “Rachel” and offers a plan to reduce credit card interest rates in exchange for personal information about credit card accounts.

Police say this scam is aimed at getting card numbers and information in order to steal from the victim.

The phone number associated with the call is (407) 000-1515. Police say it is a fraudulent and unregistered number.

Anyone who has given information as a result of this scam is urged to report it to police and to their credit card company, and to check their credit card statements. Victims can also run credit reports with the three major credit bureaus, police said, by calling Equifax at (800) 685-1111, Experian at (888) 397-3742, and Trans Union at (800) 888-4213, or visiting annualcreditreport.com.

Anyone receiving such a call should simply hang up, police said.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Any phone numbers beginning with (407)000 are scams. I got this call 6 times in three days but the last 4 digits were 6543. I'm in Port Allegany.

Anonymous said...

we have had these calls. we just hang up. we've had them 4 times now.

Anonymous said...

We've had this automated call from "Rachel" at least 6 times in the past few weeks here in Port Allegany. They are very relentless and persistent crooks. We always hang up.

Joe Bob the Redneck said...

They called me last night nad I gave them the name and social of that guy on TV that does the commercial advertising identity protection.