Frank (not his real name) opened up his mailbox to find something from MONEY NETWORK CARDHOLDER SERVICES, a company he had never heard of. When he opened the envelope, he found a VISA card, which was odd because Frank hadn’t applied for a VISA card.
The sticker on the card said that Frank had to call a 1-800 number in order to activate his card. So, he called and was asked for the last 6 digits of his social security number.
Should he tell them?
Yes, he should.
I know this sounds like a scam, but it’s not. You’ve probably heard that the government has passed a second round of COVID relief. Which means that many people are going to get $600. Some will have the $600 directly deposited into their bank accounts. And some will get a paper check. And others will receive the $600 in the form of a VISA debit prepaid card.
But just because this is real doesn’t mean that that there aren’t all kinds of COVID scams out there. You can read about one of them in our previous article here: https://www.gilsoul-law.com/covid-scam/
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