Beware of credit card cold callersBy Hugh Fort
October 12, 2009
A man is warning of a potential scam involving cold-calling credit card crooks.
Clint Thompson, 42, from Priestwood, was called out of the blue by someone claiming to be from a company which could help him win back his credit card charges.
He said the company claimed because his limit had been raised without his permission, the companies could be made to pay the charges back to him.
However, he became suspicious when the caller, asked him for a payment of £450, to pay for lawyers to do the work for him.
He said he would think about it and asked for the caller to ring him the next day.
To his surprise they did, but Mr Thompson asked for a contract. After the caller declined, he decided not to go ahead.
Mr Thompson, who contacted The Standard after reading other stories from people suspicious of cold callers asking for bank details, said: “I said [to the caller] I was wary of scams now in these times and promptly ended the conversation.
“It seemed to me if the call was genuine, they would have had no problem sending literature.
“They just seemed too eager to get you to hand over your card details.”