Don’t press 1 or 2 to this credit card scam reported in Salmon Arm and beyond – Salmon Arm Observer

 Don’t press 1 or 2 to this credit card scam reported in Salmon Arm and beyond – Salmon Arm Observer

Fraudsters are targeting Shuswap residents with another telephone scam.

You may already be tired of regularly receiving phone calls where you’re accused of having done Revenue Canada wrong, potentially owing thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, or irritated with the sound of a voice on your phone telling you border security agents have an arrest warrant out for you because of that parcel containing highly illegal contents.

Unfortunately, you may soon be getting a different type of call – if you haven’t already.

One of the latest scams reported in Salmon Arm and elsewhere comes from a person identifying themselves as a Visa employee. According to the recording of said employee, someone has made two purchases on your Visa credit card for amounts and in places that don’t fit with your usual pattern of spending. Although the amounts may vary, one is for, say, $400, the other is for $1,300.

The voice asks you to press…

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