CBS13 has some timely advice for victims of the latest credit card scam, which unfortunately has ties to a local sham company. (My transcript from the video below)
CBS13: Criminals actually tapping into credit cards and charging people for things they didn’t buy. … Investigators say these worldwide complains have been traced right back here…. Officials say this could be just the tip of the iceberg…
CBS13: Opening her American Express bill, [Granite Bay resident Amy Galloway] found charges from a company she’d never heard of called 24 Hour Corp.
Galloway: I finally called American Express and said can you check this out?
CBS13: They did, and credited her account….
Barry Goggin, CEO, Better Business Bureau chimes in with some helpful advice:
Goggin: The bottom line reality is that people have to check their credit card statements.
The 11:00 broadcast I saw was even more helpful, claiming that checking your statement was the only way to prevent this from happening to you.
Amy Galloway: Thanks for the tip, Einstein!!!
(My transcript from what I assume she thought when she saw the story.)