Credit Cards Scammers Pretend To Be From BBB

Robo-scammers are ringing up consumers and pretending to the Better Business Bureau, saying, “We’re from BBB – Because of bailout, we can offer you a low-rate credit card.” In this iteration, we see several three common scam characteristics combined: *Unexpected communication * Automated communication * Mention of topical event * Use of recognizable institution’s name * Money-saving opportunity. Investigators were unable to tell the exact nature of the scam. It could be been to steal your account numbers, or it might have just been a marketing affiliate’s sleazy way of generating leads for a credit card company trying to get people to transfer their balances. Complaints have been received about the scam at a BBBs serving Washington, West Oregon and Northern Idaho, as well as Midland,Texas.

Scam Pre-Recorded Telemarketing Calls Being Made To Region: “We’re from BBB – Because of bailout, we can offer you a low-rate credit card.” [Spokane.net] (Photo: tj scenes)

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  1. MyTQuinn says:

    It’s nice to see that scammer grammar is similarly poor regardless of the medium used.

  2. Fist-o™ says:

    DEAR KIND AND GENTLE CONSUMERIST:

    HELLO MY NAME IS FIST-O OF THE REALM OF ETERNIA. I PRAY TO THE POWERS OF GREYSKULL THAT YOU CAN HELP ME. I AM TRAPPED BY SKELETOR DEMANDING A RANSOM OF US2000000$.

  3. Trencher93 says:

    As someone current on my mortgage, conservative in my investments, and not in credit card debt I sure would like to get something from the bailout besides higher taxes and inflation. Call me! I’m listening.

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