South Dakota Robocall Scam Falsely Using Houston Insurance Firm’s ID

March 21, 2014

An automated phone message reaching South Dakota residents has been prompting MasterCard customers to enter their card numbers in the dial pad.

The South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley warns consumers that this robocall is a scam.

The caller ID number tied to the calls belongs to an insurance business in Houston, Texas. The owner of that business has been inundated with calls from South Dakota consumers and is not associated with the caller, according to the AG’s office.

Consumers are advised to hang up on the call without pressing any numbers on their phone.

Authorities urge those with questions and those who believe they have been victims of the scam to contact the South Dakota Consumer Protection Division 1-800-300-1986. People should contact their financial institutions if they’ve given out their personal information to suspicious rob callers.

 

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  • March 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    Jess Sayen says:
    The article didn't say where the calls are originating, just that they are being made to SD numbers. They could be originating from anywhere, and may be calling people in ot... read more
  • March 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    Original Bob says:
    Not surprising this originates in a state where Super8 once hired South Dakota prison inmates to process credit card payments.
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