Live 5 Scambusters: Subscription renewal call threatens to take your money

Live 5 Scambusters: Subscription renewal call threatens to take your money

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - When it comes to scam phone calls, sometimes the more generic threats can raise more concern.

A phone call about a subscription renewal charge was enough to get one Lowcountry man to call back.

“My wife came out of Marshalls and I said what did you buy?” David Gaudioso said.

Gaudioso’s received a robocall claiming his credit card was being charged $299 for an automatic subscription renewal. Gaudioso had no idea what subscription the call was about. The message included a phone number, so he called back and spoke to a real person on the other end of the line.

“I questioned him and said what subscription?” Gaudioso said. “He told me it was a subscription, that’s it. I said look, I don’t know who you are. Tell me who you are and who you represent. Finally, he said the Geek Squad. I said I haven’t purchased anything from Best Buy in years. They hung up.”

If you are worried about a call like this, search the callback number online first. Several websites track phone numbers associated with scams and you may save yourself from ever calling back.

If you have a scam story to share, email Kyle Jordan at Scams@live5news.com.

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