The Ontario Provincial Police has received complaints with regard to credit card scammers.
In a number of incidents, calls have been received by residents who are told that the security division of a credit card company is calling to notify you of a compromise of your credit card.
You will be asked to confirm your credit card information.
Do not provide any information. This includes the name of your banking institution. If they are calling you they should already know this, not be asking you for the information.
Never provide your account information, your date of birth, security questions or answers to those questions.
Ask for a call back number, name of the caller and which credit card company they are calling from.
Contact your credit card company at the number provided on your monthly statement or your local bank if the credit card is associated to that branch.
The OPP would like to remind residents that if you suspect you or someone you know have been a victim, contact the Police
You can also file a complaint through the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website or by telephone at 1-888-495-8501.