Central Saanich Police Service is warning our E-Alert Community of an evolving credit card scam. The scam starts when someone calls your house claiming to be “Security” or a “Fraud investigator” with a major credit card company. These scammers will already have your name, address and credit card information when they make the call and they can be very convincing. This con artist will then tell you that fraudulent charges have been made on your card and that you are required to provide them your three digit Card Security Code ( CVV2) on the back of your credit card to verify you are the card owner. The “Security Investigator” will tell you he needs this information to reverse the charges. DO NOT GIVE THEM THIS CODE!
If you do give them your CODE, these scam artists will fraudulently purchase numerous goods with your credit card.
Please, if you receive this call, do not provide any information about your credit card or any personal information. Contact your bank and your credit card company and advise them that you received this phone call.
Note – MasterCard and Visa have a three digit security code on the back of the card. American Express