Maine issues warning on credit card scam

Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 6:10 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Attorney General William Schneider is warning consumers about a scam in which callers ask for credit and debit card numbers.

Schneider says Maine consumers are reporting they’ve received automated phone calls from companies claiming to be able to help lower interest rates on credit cards. The callers ask people to enter their debit or credit card numbers.

Schneider advises consumers to never provide any personal banking information based on automated phone calls. People who get one of those robo-calls should immediately hang up and contact the state consumer hotline.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline number is (207) 626-8849.