A warning from the Indiana Attorney General: Keep an eye out for credit card scams!
Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scams in which companies send consumers unsolicited credit cards, often touting high credit limits. Consumers should never activate cards they have not requested nor provide personal information to entities sending such cards.
This warning comes after an Indianapolis man recently filed a consumer complaint with the Office of the Attorney General reporting that employees of his business received unsolicited credit cards from an entity calling itself Connector Capital. The entity that sent the card has an “F” rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Hill says Hoosiers need to know that, under the federal Truth in Lending Act, it is illegal to send unsolicited credit cards to consumers. If you receive a credit card you have not requested, first cut it up and then file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.
Anyone concerned about identity theft may want to consider a credit freeze, also known as a security freeze. Any Indiana resident may request a credit freeze free of charge.