Fraudulent credit card offer - AmericaNowNews.com

Finance

Fraudulent credit card offer

Federal regulators say crooks are targeting mailboxes with fraudulent offers. Criminals are offering consumers semi-secured credit cards for a hefty price. If you see an offer claiming you're guaranteed for a pre-approved $3,600 credit card, steer clear. The U.S. Department of Treasury says it's a sham.

The questionable offer claims consumers can rebuild their credit by signing up for a semi-secured credit card. To get started, you're told to write a check ranging from five to nine hundred dollars. Once the check is cashed, federal regulators say you'll never receive the card.

The offer claims to be from AmTrade International Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The federal government says the bank doesn't exist.

Helpful links:

http://occ.gov/

http://occ.gov/news-issuances/alerts/2013/alert-2013-20a.pdf

http://occ.gov/news-issuances/alerts/2013/alert-2013-20.html

Copyright 2013 America Now.  All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:10:28 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
Powered by WorldNow