Hackers spoof the phone number on the back of your credit card to call and alert you to a fraudulent charge.
They ask you to verify the CVV code on the back of your card. Everything sounds right. The person on the other end of the phone has even offered to expedite your new card.
They read you a bunch of disclosures, exactly what you would expect from a bank.
Then the ask you to pick a PIN and then re-enter it to verify it.
After this (this is the part to be wary of) they ask you to enter your current PIN.
What happens next?
If you enter your current PIN, they can drain your bank account.
How to protect yourself?
1: Don’t assume that the text or phone call about a fraudulent charge is legit even if it’s coming from the number on the back of your card.
2: If something doesn’t feel right, hang up.
3: Don’t let anyone tell you it has to be done now! Take your time to decide.
4: Don’t give out security details to anyone that calls and don’t use the number that they give to call them back! Look up the number on your card!
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