Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Visa/MC scam reported in Canada

Toronto police are warning North American users of a new scam in which a caller claims to be from Master Card or Visa and to have detected unusual activity on your card, very likely a lot of it overseas. The scammer already has your card numbers, but needs one more piece of information (usually a social security number in the US or similar government number in Canada or the UK) in order to start impersonation. They might ask for a PIN number.

The scam is apparently common in Canada now and spreading.

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