Better Business Bureaus Council Reports New Credit Card Scam

Better Business Bureaus Council Reports New Credit Card Scam

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The Council for Better Business Bureaus says a new scam could be on your credit card statement.

The report advises consumers to review their statements for additional charges that could be overlooked.

Scammers are charging stolen credit card numbers for small amounts of money. Recent victims were all charged $9.84, but the amount may change as word gets out.

BBB says victims report calling the "customer support" site and receiving verbal confirmation that the charge would be canceled.

Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk of credit card fraud.

Reduce Your Risk of Credit Card Fraud:

  • •Report lost cards and incorrect charges promptly. In the United States and Canada if your credit card is lost, stolen, or used without your permission, you may be responsible for up to $50. If you report the loss before the card is used, you're not responsible for any unauthorized charges. In addition, many cardholders are protected by zero liability policies set in place by credit card companies.
  • •Request a new card if you notice unauthorized charges. Fraudulent charges mean your card information has been compromised. Be on the safe side and request a new card.
  • •Never lend your card. And don't leave your cards, statements and receipts laying around your home, car or office.
  • •Never sign a blank charge slip. Draw lines through blank spaces on charge slips above the total so the amount can't be changed.
  • •Use caution when ordering online or over the phone. Always be cautious about disclosing your account number on the telephone or online unless you know the person you're dealing with represents a reputable company.

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