Free Hacked Credit Card Numbers Scam
What is the Hacked Scam? According to industry watchdog group, phishing scams and Free Hacked Credit Card Numbers scams increased over 400% during the holiday season.
The scams target consumers who trust that the email represents a bona fide request for information. PayPal and eBay customers have been two of the most popular targets of phishers, but more recently customers of financial institutions have become targets.
The scams begin with an official looking email which is a request for personal information. Many consumers believe the official looking request and provide details of their financial information which in turn is used by the scammer to commit fraud.
Phishers go to great lengths to make the request look legitimate.
Scammers have also been known to use domain names that appear to be legitimate. A phishing scam targeting VISA customers used a domain name similar enough to the legitimate domain, visa-security.com, so that end-users were tricked into believing the request originated from their credit card company.
This company uses telemarketing to deliver its scam of free hacked credit card numbers. They offer a pre-approved credit card with a computer "bonus" at a very low price. They get consumers to give checking account numbers in order to pay for the computer...and they say this is so the consumer will have the entire credit line available for their own purchases.
Then the criminals use an electronic demand to draw money from the checking account--leaving you with no computer, no cash and no credit card and offering free hacked credit card numbers available online for others to see and use.
ATM, credit card fraud, and the free hacked credit card numbers scam involve the unlawful use of ATM and credit card numbers by an unauthorized person. The thief may access your card information by:
Finding carbon copies of receipts.
Store or restaurant clerks may record your credit card info by using a special swiping device (this is called "skimming")
Going through trash and finding discarded receipts.
Stealing your PIN as you type it in at an ATM.
If you lose your ATM or credit card, call the bank that issued it immediately. You have no further responsibility by law once you've reported it lost or stolen. Under federal law, you are only obligated to pay a maximum of $50 if you have reported it lost or stolen. Make sure you follow up with a letter sent certified mail and save the receipt. Keep copies of all correspondence.
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