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    Some twat at work has sent this e-mail. IS it real??




    Please tell your friends and Family.

    Pc742 Keith BUNN
    Community Liaison Office
    Boscombe Police Station
    Gloucester Road
    Bournemouth
    BH7 6JA (direct) 01202 222672 (mobile) 07812364808


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    I’ve just had a call from VISA, which was genuine, but I have been
    advised of a credit card scam going around.





    Visa and MasterCard scam
    My husband was called on Wednesday from “VISA” and I was called in
    Thursday From “MasterCard”. It worked like this: Person calling says,
    “This is Carl Patterson (any name) and I’m calling from the Security and
    Fraud department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460. Your card has been
    flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I’m calling to verify. This
    would be on your VISA card Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing
    Device/ Any expensive item for ? 497.99 from a marketing company based
    in Anywhere?” When you say “No”. The caller continues with, “Then we
    will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been
    watching and the charges range from ?297 to ?497, just under the ?500
    purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the
    credit will be sent to(gives you your address), is that correct?”

    You say, “Yes”. The caller continues . . . “I will be starting a fraud
    investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 0800
    number listed on your card 1-800-VISA and ask for Security. you will
    need to refer to this Control #”. Then gives you a 6 digit number. “Do
    you need me toread it again?” Caller then says he “needs to verify you
    are in possession of your card. Turn the card over. There are 7 numbers;
    first 4 are 1234
    whatever) the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are in
    possession of the card. These are the numbers you use to make internet
    purchases to prove you have the card. Read me the 3 numbers.” Then he
    says “That is correct. I just needed to verify that the card has not
    been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any
    other questions? Don’t hesitate to call back if you do.”

    You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the
    card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back
    within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA
    security dept.HE told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new
    purchase of ?497.99 WAS put on our card.

    Long story made short . we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA
    card and they are reissuing as a new number. What the scam wants is the
    3 digit number and that once the charge goes through, they keep Charging
    every few days. By the time you get your statement, you think the credit
    is coming, and then it’s harder to actually file a fraud report.

    REMEMBER: THE REAL VISA REINFORCED THAT THEY WILL NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING
    ON THE CARD (THEY ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT US)!!!!. What makes
    this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from “Jason
    Richardson of MasterCard” with a word for word repeat of the VISA Scam.
    This time I didn’t let him finish. I hung up.

    We filed a police report (as instructed by VISA), and they said they Are
    taking several of these reports daily and to tell friends, relatives And
    coworkers.

    PASS IT ON!

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    Moral is NEVER give your details over the phone...
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    Fake.

    Surfaced a few months ago, Wiltshire(?) Police issued a load of denials after being swamped with questions.

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