Robocallers Target Consumers in Credit Card Scam

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting consumers with a scam that implies that their Mastercard has been locked or suspended. The automated phone message prompts the consumer to press a number one to unlock the card. Once the number one is pressed the consumer is prompted to enter their card number. The number that is showing up on the caller ID is 832-328-3283, which is an insurance business in Houston, Texas. The owner of that business has been inundated with calls from South Dakota consumers and is not associated with the caller.

Consumers should refrain from giving out any personal information and to hang up without pressing any numbers.

An account credit or check will be based on the number of eligible E-books purchased by a consumer during the claims period (April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012). Whether a consumer receives a credit or check depends on the retailer through which the E-book was purchased and, in certain circumstances, on whether a claim was properly filed or on whether a consumer specifically requested a check. Eligible consumers should review their email for communications from their E-book retailer, or from the Settlement Administrator, regarding account credits or checks. For more information on the settlements, please visit www.ebookagsettlements.com.

If you believe you are a victim of this scam or need any additional information contact the South Dakota Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or consumerhelp@state.sd.us