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Card Inactive or Frozen

How the scam works:

Scammers set non-stop phone calls, in the form of automated voice messages, alerting recipients that their debit cards are inactive, frozen or locked.

The automated system prompts listeners to press 1 to re-activate the card and, once the key is pressed, the robot asks for their card number and PIN.

How to avoid:

Never trust automated voice messages when you pick up a call. Just hang up.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

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