How to track down snail mail phishers?
September 7, 2010 3:09 PM Subscribe
Has anyone received a phishing letter (snail mail) from Card Center, 5050 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati OH 45263?
posted by brianogilvie to law & government (7 answers total)
My wife got a letter today purporting to be from a bank card center in Ohio saying that there was a security problem with her account and they had been unable to reach her by phone. Now, (1) our phone had been out of order for a few weeks, and (2) she has had an ongoing problem with a card issued by a credit union in Ohio, so she initially thought it was legitimate. However, after a couple minutes on the phone she began to get suspicious, but not before she had given her name, address, and SSN. (Please spare her the lectures.) She also gave out a credit card number but that account is no longer open.
She has reported the potential phishing to the police and the US Postal Inspection Service. She has contacted the credit reporting agencies to put an initial fraud hold on her report. She has also left a message with the credit union about the potential problem--hopefully the thieves, if they are, will try to use the invalid account and get themselves caught.
I'm wondering, though, whether any of you have received such a letter. If so, post or memail me. I'd also be curious if there's any easy way to find out who currently owns the toll-free number 888-327-1664, which is the number that the (potential) phishers are using. I've used a reverse lookup service but all that told me is that the number is an AT&T number and I would need to pay $250 if I wanted to know more.