June 15, 2024

A new credit card con is plaguing residents in the Summerlin area, Las Vegas police have reported.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Summerlin Area Command disclosed this via a social media post. It explained that the culprits pose as bank representatives and trick residents into revealing sensitive information.

According to the police, these fraudsters claim that the resident’s bank account has seen some “fraudulent” activity. They are even audacious enough to say that a bank official will come by their home to acquire the card for “destruction”.

Be vigilant against a recent wave of fraudulent activities. See our post below for more information: pic.twitter.com/G7ww0LcNyE

— LVMPD Summerlin Area Command (@LVMPD_Summerlin) May 28, 2024

To stay safe from credit card fraud, the police are suggesting a few precautionary measures:

– Avoid attending phone calls from unknown or unregistered numbers.

– Reach out to your bank instantly if you suspect any fraudulent activities on your account.

– Keep in mind that no legitimate bank will ever send a representative to physically collect your card for disposal.

For any further queries, get in touch with crime prevention specialist Manuel Barela at m14969b@lvmpd.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I identify a potential fraud call?

Primarily, never answer calls from numbers you do not recognize. If the person on the call claims to be a bank representative and requests personal details without providing a plausible reason, there is a high chance that it could be a fraudulent call. Banks always convey any suspicious activities on your account through official communication channels.

What steps should I take if I suspect I’ve been targeted by the scam?

If you suspect you have been a victim of this scam, call your bank immediately to notify them. Make sure to monitor your account activity closely, report any unfamiliar transactions to your bank, and change your account’s security credentials if necessary.

What precautions can I take to protect myself from such scams?

Firstly, remain vigilant about calls from unknown numbers. Secondly, do not share your sensitive information, like bank account details or card numbers, with anyone over the phone. And lastly, remember that banks do not send representatives to collect your card for destruction under any circumstances.