BBB: Identity thieves after your credit card security code

BBB: Identity thieves after your credit card security code

(Toledo News Now) - Identity thieves already have lots of information about you. But there is one thing they may not have: the three-digit security code on the back of your credit card.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers to be careful and keep that code safe.

The BBB says some scammers call, claiming to be from the fraud department of your credit card company. They may say they've flagged suspicious activity on the card and asks if you authorized it.

The scammer may say a fraud investigation will be opened, but there's one big giveaway: They say they need you to verify that you are in possession of the card by providing the three-digit security code on the back.

The BBB says you should never give out information about your credit card over the phone, even if the caller already knows some of the details.

If you receive a call like this, hang up and call the customer service number on the back of your credit card. Ask for the fraud department.

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