How Financial Crooks Literally Have You at Hello Modest Money15 Comments

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My work cellphone buzzed with an incoming call the other morning, and as I gazed down upon the display, I could see that the caller ID flashed a local area code and exchange that originated from somewhere nearby in the DC/VA/MD area where I live. I answered the call only to discover that an automated voice in my ear was warning me that I had a critical message from my bank about my credit card.

I was instructed to press the number one on my keypad to speak to a call center agent for more information. As I listened to the message I felt my body sort of hovering outside of itself for a moment as I contemplated why I suddenly had an issue with my credit card—especially considering that it was just recently reissued due to the Neiman Marcus data intrusion.  How could there be ANOTHER problem so soon? (Picture steam emanating from my ears at this point)

It’s not uncommon today to assume that your payment card and your identity have been compromised.  Some…

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