KSP wants to keep your wallet safe from thieves

Posted by Amy Kelch - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police have issued a warning about a credit card scam.

The scam artists are claiming to be calling from Visa or MasterCard's department of security and fraud. They say they are verifying information about a recent large purchase on your account and then ask if you made the purchase.

When you say no, the scammers ask you to verify the numbers on the back of your card. Troopers said this scam has been successful. The best defense if you get a call like this is to tell the scam artist you'll call Visa or MasterCard directly for verification of the conversation.

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