RNC Issue Warning to the Public RNC Issue Warning to the Public Visa and Master Card phone scam.
Written by Administrator on December 5, 2014
is warning the public of a fraudulent credit card scam that has been recently reported in
the St. John’s area.
The Economic Crime section of the RNC are advising to beware of phone calls coming
from individuals posing as Visa or Mastercard representatives trying to get your personal
information such as your three digit security code on the back of your card. The
individual will try to convince you that there has been fraudulent or suspicious activity on
your card and that they need to verify that you are in possession of the card, and ask for
the digit security code on the back of the card. The individual may be convincing by
providing you with some of your personal information, to make you feel that it is
Visa does not call or email cardholders requesting their personal account information. If
you received such a call do not provide your information and hang up. If you wish to
confirm whether or not a call is legitimate, call your bank from the number on the back of
your card and they will be able to tell you whether or not there has been any suspicious
activity on your card.
The RNC would like to remind the public if you receive any type of unsolicited mail,
phone call, email or pop-up message that asks for any type of personal information, not
to respond and to delete or discard it immediately. If you are conducting any type of
business online or over the phone to make sure you know who you are dealing with.
Anyone with information regarding these type scams or any similar incidents is asked to
contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can
now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at