LANSING, Mich. — State Attorney General Dana Nessel is alerting residents of a new credit card scam detected in Michigan.
One resident reported that they received a call from someone claiming that a new state law had been passed that forgives credit card debt in exchange for card information (e.g. number, security code, expiration date, etc.), according to the Michigan Attorney General’s office.
Nessel advises residents who receive a call of this nature to hang up immediately.
“Scammers are relentless and will try anything they can to steal your credit card information,” says Nessel. “Especially with tax season approaching, I cannot stress enough how important it is that we all stay hyper-vigilant when it comes to protecting ourselves.”
“Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Nessel adds.
Furthermore, Nessel says to watch out for telltale signs of a possible scam, which include requests that are secret or urgent, believable stories or connections, abnormal payment methods (e.g. gift cards, wire transfers), requests for sensitive information and offers that sound too good to be true.