New spear-phishing attack I hadn’t heard of before
I just got a text message on my cell phone. The message said
Chase anual (sic) maintenance.
Please call 877-257-1139
The message itself was from phone number 1010100001
If you dial the 877 number, you'll hear a lovely American recorded voice asking for your Debit card number and PIN.
Obviously, it's fake. But what a clever way to grab debit card numbers. Frank Abagnale, the famous author of Catch Me If You Can, says he never uses Debit cards because they are the same as cash – and in fact don't fail until you run out of cash. Word to the wise.