Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Warning...do not press 1

There are some strange people in this world. I have never been able to understand theft. Why take something someone else worked hard for? Just a few minutes ago I got a prerecorded message that said my card from xyz bank was deactivated and to press 1 to reactivate it. I thought I don't have a card from xyz bank. I called xyz bank and they said they are aware of the problem and are trying to find out who is doing this. Word of warning: do not press 1. No bank will really call with a prerecorded message to get you to reactivate your card. The bank said the other thing that these people are doing is saying you have a fradulent report on your card and they need your card number. If you get a call like this say thank you, hang up, then call your bank yourself! That way you know you are really talking to your bank. Heads up and remember DO NOT PRESS 1!


Darleen said...

Just out of curiousity what happens if you push one? I always get the prerecorded message that call me and say that my car's warranty is going to expire. I didn't buy it, but Seth did and he was actually going to give the information but then questioned his actions. Thank goodness!

Linz said...

Oh, snap! I used to do classes on protecting your identity, and this is a classic fraud call. NEVER give anyone your personal information if they called you! Trust me - banks wouldn't call you and then ask for your info!!

Glad you called the bank yourself!