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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

December 5, 2008

BACONTON, GA (WALB) - A Baconton man learned scam artists will try every trick they can think of to get your credit card information.

A con artist sent David MacMeeken a text message this morning. It said he needed to verify his visa debit card account and it listed a number to call.

"I called that number first and the message was that this was the Visa Account Service Department and they wanted three pieces of information. They wanted my card number, they wanted an identification number, and pin number," said MacMeeken.

A visa service representative said this is a scam. Only your financial institution should contact you regarding unusual activity. Not a customer service representative and never by text.

Even when they do contact you, verify who it is that's calling you.

Also they won't ask for your pin number.

If you receive similar texts, phone calls, or e-mails do not respond or give any personal information.  Feedback