30 July 2010

I'm No FooL! Scammers!


Yeah...you heard me. I'm no fool! I hate those credit card scammers. They think I do not know their tricks? Well, let me share you a story.

Few weeks ago I received a few phone calls from private and personal numbers. He or She claimed that she's from a credit card company who would like to check on the security of my credit card. As the conversation went on, he/she started asking

a. Which bank is my credit card from?
b. Is it a visa or Mastercard?
c. What's the credit card number?
d. What's the expiry date?
e. And finally, what's the last three digits number?

Sounds like, he's making an online purchase right?

When I was called for the first time, I gave the answers to a,b,c,d. I almost got cheated. But then, when the person started to ask for my last three digits number, I refused and he/she was upset! Hahahah!

I then called up the credit card centre complaining to them about this. The real credit card officer told me that a credit card company will not call its customers to check on their credit card. Whalla!

But the thing was...where did they get my phone numbers and my name? Did my forms that I filled in somewhere before fell into the wrong hands? or did someone from the credit card company stole my information?

p/s: What would you do if you were called? Will you play around with them by giving them fake numbers? Hahaha!

23 Reptozian Messages:

lina said...

I always wonder how they get our numbers. From Telco? From service providers? Well, somebody must be raking in selling our numbers. :(

Whenever people call me abt my credit card, I always say that if they are from the Bank, they should have my details and not ask me to repeat them again. Then, I'll hang up. XD

Ai Shiang said...

that's absolutely right. No credit card companies or banks will ever ask for your pin numbers. They don't conduct security check as such at all.

lvynana said...

only a fool will answer all those questions.

cikgadis konfiuss said...

org xda kad kredit
hehe

nasib baik,
kalo x?
org mesti jujur gila jwb tu
org ni kadang2 blh jadi pembaris
sgt lurus!
hukhukhuk

RoseBelle said...

I have caller ID on my house phone. I don't pick up when the number is not recognizable. There's a lot of scams going on everywhere. Recently I saw there was a charge on my cc statement that was not made by me. I called the company and filed a fraud transaction. I have no idea how the thief got a hold of my cc info and made a purchase with it.

Norris said...

mun aku asal number pala 03 ka private ka mmg ku sik jawap..ehehehe...
boring
mun sida call pjg berjela..ujung kita pening kenak nya..

AngeL BeaR said...

confirm the person who call me sure kena one if they ask me such questions. hahahahahaha~

manglish said...

i once got someone calling and talkin gin mandarin then i answered in english telling her i completely cant speak mandarin hahahahaha

cyrildason said...

i heard that companies offering bonus points that we subscibe too are the ones selling our information. Sometimes, its not the company, but some worker in the company whom has access to their database, and was trying to make a quick buck.

-cyrildason.com

Pete said...

Next time ask for her house or personal number....make her takut, ha ha ha!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Lina :Yes. I wonder who. And I am tempted to change my phone number.

AiShiang :Yeah. I realised that.

Ivynana :Hehehe...don't call me a fool lah...

Cikgadis :Ish! Jgn kene tipu beb!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Rosebelle :Oh? your credit card got charged? My goodness. I hope it won't happen to me.

Norris :Ya la. Mun aku call kawu dari KL guna 03 kawu sik jawab la? kesian aku...

AngelBear :Kasi tembak sama dia.

Manglish But you eat mandarin orange right?

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Cyril :Yeah. That's one of the reason, y our info leaked.

Pete :Yeah...we should huh? HAhaha!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Luckily u don't fall for the last question - Nope i'll straight away whack the person if he/she try to be funny in this manner - I'm such garang!!!

wenn said...

this things do happen..best to ignore them.

casper said...

ish wille bahayanya..tats y i so malas if see number pelik2 but now im in saudi i bet all this credit card people can't reach me..hhahahha

anney said...

Almost the same thing happened to me but through texting. I didn't bother to reply. ahhh those scammers!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Rob :Yup. Thank goodness!

Wenn :Yeah. but we need to report it to the authority too.

Casper :Hahahah...the number you have dialed, cannot be reached.

Anney :yup. i got the text message too. but i didn't reply.

Im-Bia said...
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Im-Bia said...

Hey, willie. Usually, I just ignored the call when I see unknown number on my hp screen after they did talked with me via telephone. They also asking the same question but then I said, I haven't yet receive the credit card (though it's been an ages I had it). They asked some lame questions and I gave them lame answers as well.

SJB said...

Crazy people. Tidak ada kerja lain kali hahaha.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

ImBia :Layan jak lah org ya. Hahaha

SJB :Short cut to make money ma. Hahaha!

mNhL said...

I will not entertain this type of caller. But so far, have not receive such call yet. hehe *touch wood*