It started simply enough. A member received a text alert about a questionable Visa credit card transaction. They tapped “no”, which blocked the transaction from going through. (So far, so good.)
Next, the member received a phone call asking about the transaction. The Caller ID made it appear the call was coming from NorthCountry, so when the caller asked for the member’s online banking credentials, the member cooperated. (Red flag! We will never ask you to divulge your password.) Once logged in, here’s what happened next:
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I was online and wanted a free guidebook. All I had to do was enter my credit card information to start my free trial - which I could cancel at any time. But life got busy and I forgot to cancel. There are now new charges on my credit card bill, plus I discovered I am signed up for automatic billing.