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Credit card scam discovered in Bloomington

POSTED AT 03:28 PM ON Aug. 19, 2012  (UPDATED AT 03:43 PM ON Aug. 19, 2012)

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The Indiana State Police are warning against a recently discovered credit card scam circulating the Bloomington area.

The scam involves individuals calling residents, claiming to represent cable and satellite companies, according to a press release issued by the State Police.

They proceed to offer service upgrades for the subscriber for as little as $1 provided the individual issues his or her credit card number, according to the release.

The State Police would like to remind Bloomington residents of the following:

- Never give out your social security number or birth date.
- Never give out credit, debit, checking, savings or investment information.
- Never agree to send money.
- Attempt to gather information from the caller, and alert law enforcement or the Indiana Attorney General’s Office at 800-382-5516 or in.gov/attorneygeneral/.
-- Michael Majchrowicz
















 

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