New credit card scam hitting Valley hard

There's a fast-moving scam hitting the Valley now.
 
It involves a call about a supposed security issue involving your credit card.
 
This time scammers are targeting a Barclay's card.
 
In the last week, two of my family members got the call and they don't even have the card.
 
But, my son didn't hear the word "Barclays" and thought it was his debit card. It's the only card he has.
 
Good thing, he asked his dad before putting in the card number and pin. That's what these scammers want.
 
They were calling from 877-675-9553.
 
We found that number is now disconnected.
 
Likely they will be calling from a different number soon.
 
Christopher sent me an email saying that when he called the number repeatedly, it eventually went back to some property management company.
 
These scammers are hitting hard in a short period of time.
 
Online and on the Let Joe Know Facebook page, there are dozens of people who've received the call in the last few days.
 
One of our anchors here at ABC15 has the card and got the call.
 
She had a previous security problem with a credit card.
 
So she did put in the numbers and ended up having to call the company and canceling that card.
 
If you get this call, or any other call or email about some supposed security issue involving your bank, don't reply.
 
Instead, go to the back of your card, and call that customer service number.
 
Then check to see if there really is any kind of problem.
 
Need my help? Call the Assistance League of Phoenix volunteers at 855-323-1515. They are there live Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-1. You can leave a message anytime.
 
You can also send me an e-mail , a tweet , or like the Let Joe Know Facebook page and tell me about it there.
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