WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every Wednesday, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Here’s this week’s edition:
A new scam that has emerged this summer involves people posing as bank representatives and offering to pick up a customer’s “compromised” bank card.
This scam originates over the phone with the impostor offering to send a “senior services” agent to the house to pick up the credit card or debit card and PIN so the problem can be fixed, according to AARP.
The scammer then racks up credit card debt or drains checking accounts attached to debit cards.
Know this: banks don’t have “senior service centers” from which they send bank employees to your home, according to AARP.
If you get a call like this, hang up.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.