Scams of the Month
New Scam Alert: Bank Card Pickup
There’s a new scam in town. Our Elder Rights Center has received several reports of this scam, and we urge you to share this information with your loved ones so we can all avoid falling victim.
The scam goes like this: Someone calls you and says they are with your bank or credit card company. They say there has been fraud or suspicious activity on your account. They say they will be deactivating your card and will come to your house to pick up the old card for disposal. Soon after the call, a person shows up on your doorstep to collect your bank card or credit card. Then, they go on a spending spree and rack up a mountain of charges on your card.
This scam is especially concerning because a real person comes to your home. If this happens to you or someone you know, call the police right away. You can also report the scam to the Florida Attorney General’s Fraud Hotline at 1-866-966-7226.
To protect yourself from phone scams:
To learn more about scams, visit https://www.youragingresourcecenter.org/scam-prevention-and-recovery.
Questions? Need help? Please call (561) 684-5885 and press option 3 to leave a voicemail for our Elder Rights Center. We check our voicemail daily and will respond to you as quickly as possible.