So I got this telephone call today – maybe it’s like one that you got too. It came from the phone number 917-793-5694, and it purported to be from Southeast Trust, phone number 800-706-6208, and they claimed to be responding to my online inquiry to consolidate my credit card debt. Only problem is, I don’t have any credit card debt, let alone did I make an inquiry online. But you can be sure that someone who does have credit card debt, and who got this call, might be hooked and reeled in.
Here’s the full text of the voicemail message they left me:
“Hi, this is Cathy with Southeast Trust. We’re responding to your online inquiry. You’ve been approved to consolidate your credit card to as low as a 1.5% interest rate. This is not a new loan. You’ve already been approved by a certified nonprofit agency. So, if you can please have your statements ready when you call, my number is 1-800-706-6208. Again, my name is Cathy and you can reach me at 800-706-6208 until 10 tonight. Thanks and have a great day. ”
Again, this is a scam (clearly, given that I don’t have credit card debt, and I never filled out any online inquiry). So, don’t fall for it.