BEWARE: New credit card fraud modus operandi

Be mindful of the letters and text messages being sent to you pertaining to your credit cards!

credit card fraud modus operandi

One of them could be a mean to lure you to succumb to this new credit card fraud lingering around.

On May 20, Miss B posted on her Facebook timeline the following story, where his husband was the primary target.
I just want to share this new fraud card modus operandi!! This afternoon my husband received a text message from an unknown no. Saying that our credit card was cancelled and blocked for an upgrade. He called the no. given to complain. They know all the details about us.. our address, transactions of our card and credit limit!! Sa pag hello pa lang sumagot nakakaduda na dahil parang nasa bahay lang sila at may tumitilaok pa na manok. So he didn't give away anymore details they needed. My husband called the hotline of BPI and told them what happened. They said this is an attempt to copy our card so don't give any details and DON'T EVER GIVE YOUR CARD TO THEM ESPECIALLY THE LAST 3 DIGITS AT THE BACK OF YOUR CARD. After 2 hours may nagdoorbell na saying he's from BPI at may binibigay na letter for the upgrade na pinapapirmahan!! He just faked the signature para umalis na siya agad pero babalik daw para ibigay yung bagong card namen. This is so scary!! Please share this guys!!
The text message went by informing the cardholder that his card was cancelled and blocked for an upgrade. The couple went skeptical when they tried to call the number included in the said SMS. It sounded like, the phone was being operated in a usual residence. Hence, B's husband did not give any additional details.

credit card fraud modus operandi

After two hours, someone rang the couple's doorbell. The "messenger" said he is from BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands). He said, the letter is for signature in order to fully process the above mentioned upgrade. B's husband used a bogus signature so that the man would just leave right away.

The other scary thing here is that, the scammers know the family's details including address, transactions and even credit card limit.

In the on-going discussion over the Facebook post of B, one reminded that card owners should make it a practice to shred any bank related papers such statement of accounts, receipts and the like before throwing them into the trash bins.

Note: The real name of the Facebook user who posted the above featured story was intentionally withheld for security reasons.

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