Free Laptop When You Sign Up For New Credit Card: Avoid This Fake Promotion

Credit Card Laptop Promotion: How The Scam Works

(with video below)  Be aware of a new scam going around these days which is using brands such as VISA, Mastercard and AmEx to promise a very tempting benefit.

Major credit card companies occasionally come up with new cards and promotions. The key is to reward their clients with points, cash or any other kind of advantages which would make the consumers sign up for a new card. However, be careful of a scam making its rounds this week, which is a new and improved version of an older one happening last year. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Credit Card Laptop Promotion Scam exposed:

Credit Card Laptop Promotion Scam Video

You get an email or phone call from somebody claiming to be from your credit card company or a credit union in your city. The person at the other end of the line tells you about their newest promotion: a new credit card that’s being released, with a $20,000 limit.

Because it’s a promotional edition and they want you to sign up, you will get a free laptop (or iPhone 8, Android, iPad, etc.) with it. After a great pitch, the operator tells you that to receive all the benefits there is a one-time $250 fee.

Unfortunately, several people still fall for this scam, as they take into consideration the value of the laptop balancing the $250 fee.


Credit Card Laptop Promotion Scam: How To Avoid

It’s very simple. Ignore the offer, a credit card company will never call you with deals like this.


Credit Card Laptop Promotion Scam: 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 using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


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Selma HrynchukSenior Editor at Scam Detector Media, Selma is a fraud prevention specialist with a wealth of experience in private investigations and collaborations with law enforcement. A captivating public speaker, Selma educates audiences about scams and personal safety. Through her insightful writing, she exposes criminals and shares essential tips for staying secure. Selma is a dedicated guardian against fraud, committed to unmasking deception and promoting integrity.

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