Alerts are hitting an all-time high in the world right now with regard to consumers receiving automated phishing scams. YOU could be the target of a scam to get your personal account or card information so be on the alert for how it is done.
These scams consist of calls to cardholders in an attempt to gain access to account information. During these calls cardholders are informed that their debit card has been deactivated and needs to be reactivated. The cardholder is then asked to provide key account information such as account numbers and expiration dates in order to re-activate the affected debit card.
This type of fraudulent activity often increases during the holiday season and consumers may be caught off guard and concerned about their ability to purchase items.
Consumers should be extra vigilant in monitoring account activity and statements for deposit accounts and debit/credit cards and report any suspicious attempts to get your personal account or card information to your financial institution to take possible extra security action.