Beware of another telephone scam. A local man received a call from someone purporting to be calling on behalf of VISA, offering a discounted interest rate. The caller knew the man's first name but then proceeded to ask for other details, such as his credit card number. After refusing to divulge the information, the man called police.
An Alexandria woman is warning people about a fraud artist.
This is how the scam works: A person calls claiming that someone has charged $300 to your MasterCard account. He provides the first four numbers on your card and asks you to provide the other numbers. In this case, the alert woman did not bite, and called the OPP.