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Area Code 647 Scam Telephone Calls

The scammers called several days in a row to report suspicious activity on my Visa or Mastercard. They wanted the first 4 digits of my credit card number, which I gave them. Then they wanted my full debit card number to enable them to block future false charges to my MC (right, this sounds likely!). I gave them a false 16-digit number, incorrect expiry date, false 3-digit code on back. Then I got forwarded to the supervisor who has the authorization to secure my account.

Area Code 647 Scam Telephone Calls
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I had visions of him typing busily to sign onto my account, and he was probably going to help me change my password to make the account more secure. But we didn't get that far, because he must have figured out I gave him a bad card number, about the time I asked, "If my Visa is the problem, why are you so interested in my debit card?" He hung up.

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  • September 26, 2020 at 6:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    I received a call from a 647 number and it said "my credit card" but did not specify which bank- hence I suspected it was a fraud.

    My card was recently used fraudulently so I did want to double check... the fact that someone else had a fraud is reassuring to me.

    The story - the first 4 digits define the institution ( eg Royal Bank.. )- never ever would a legitimate call need to ask the first four numbers.

    Thank you

  • May 30, 2020 at 8:17 AM by info

    'New twist on the scam game...I got a call last night from area code 647 It said: Darrell Matthew 647-539-7944 and he left a message.

    "Hi my name is Darrell. I ordered some (mumble mumble) from you and I didn't receive it. You should call me back at this number." =BLOCKED'

    Received via email.

  • May 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM by info

    "Fake Visa call. Called to report a use of my Visa card and asked me to confirm my number. Very aggressive and swore at me when I requested more information"

    Received via email.

  • May 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM by info

    Message on answering device asked me to call this number to address unusual charge to Visa card. Original call was from 1-647-794-2980. Did not call as request was way too suspicious and weird. Probably a scam.

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Area Code 647 Scam Telephone Calls