BBB Consumer Alert - Phone Scam

July 18, 2011
BBB Consumer Alert!

Central Alabama - July 18, 2011 - Consumers in east Alabama (256 area code) are reporting to the BBB that they are receiving auto-dial telephone calls on both cell and land line telephones today.

The message tells the consumer that their debit card has been frozen and they need to press 1 to correct the problem.  As soon as they do that, it tells them to press 2 and enter their card number.

BBB warns consumers not to fell for this scam.  Hang up immediately if you receive this call.  Report it to your bank and check for any fraudulent activity on your account.

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