Scam alert: Beware of caller "0000000"
I just got a call from "my bank" at number "0000000" alerting me that my "Visa" had been "cancelled," and that I needed to do some things to remedy the situation, including typing in my account number. You know, no big deal. I ignored the request and hung up, because it was a scam. But just in case any of you get the same call — or a similar one — I thought it would be a good idea to over the signs of a scam!Don't fall for the secret shopper scam
First up: your bank won't call you. If they ever do call you, it won't be a robocall (it can't be, unless you've given permission), and they won't ask you to give them your account number. In fact, no one that you have an account with will ever call you and ask you to verify your identity in any way, whether it be sharing your account number, pin number, or other personal information. If they do, they are are lying, and you should hang up.
And that's it! Don't give anyone your information, ever. This has been a public service announcement. Carry on.