Internet scam targets EPPICard users

Internet scam targets EPPICard users

There are 20 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Internet scam targets EPPICard users. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

The state attorney general is warning people about a phishing scam that targets Mississippi residents who use EPPICards to receive child support or unemployment benefits.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Clarion-Ledger.

nemady

Cumming, GA

#1 Jun 23, 2008
I was a victom of this scam and fortunately they only got $200 before I realized the unathorized deductions. I called the credit card company to report it and the representative informed me that the money was withdrawn from an ATM oversees. She stated that EPPIC would send me a form to complete and I would be reimbursed. 7 days later I got a letter stating that my claim was denied. I made a follow up call, but it did not solve the issue. Is there a pending Lawsuit that has been filed against ACS-EPPICard? How did these scammers know that I was a EPPICard user? Why didn't they send letters to inform customers of activity or possibly re-issue new cards upon notification of such activity? ACS has to take some kind of responsibility for this horrible scam.
dbuck

Shohola, PA

#2 Jun 25, 2008
I am a victum too. they stole 638.48 from me. I filed a clam and I was denied. What do we do.
dbuck

Shohola, PA

#3 Jun 25, 2008
any info on this scam email me at [email protected]
sharkmaster

Victorville, CA

#5 Jul 30, 2008
I got a notice that my EPPCI ID was locked by too many unsucessful login attempts. The link labled as UnlockID actually goes to http://kma.javainfo.co.kr/.eppicard.com/i which is in south korea Obviously they have nothing to do with EPPI except steal your ID.
I got suspicious (you should Always be suspicious of this type of email) because i don't have an EPPI account.
Morgan

Aurora, IL

#6 Aug 7, 2008
They are now sending it out in text message form!! I don't have an eppicard and have never even heard of it until I googled it to see if it was some sort of scam. They ask you to call a number & apparently ask for your credit card information??? Just an FYI.
ajrkll

AOL

#7 Aug 8, 2008
I too got a text message on my cell and so did my sister I don't have a eppi card. How do they get my phone number. I did not call the number I thought it was a scam. Thanks for clearing it up.
Irritated

Round Lake, IL

#8 Aug 8, 2008
Both my brother and I have received a text message from them in the last two days. The number they tell you to call is 866-459-6967. I have never heard of Eppicard until now. Those getting text messages.....what provider are you with? I am reporting it to Sprint.
anon

United States

#9 Aug 10, 2008
Irritated wrote:
Both my brother and I have received a text message from them in the last two days. The number they tell you to call is 866-459-6967. I have never heard of Eppicard until now. Those getting text messages.....what provider are you with? I am reporting it to Sprint.
Good luck with Sprint.
aud

Rowlett, TX

#10 Aug 11, 2008
My son has gotten one as well. He asked me to look it up on line and yes, it is a scam. Contact your wireless carrier immediately and they can help stop it.
aud

Rowlett, TX

#11 Aug 11, 2008
Report it to your wireless company immediately!
Irritated

Round Lake, IL

#12 Aug 12, 2008
Sprint says they are aware of the problem and are attempting to eliminate the problem. The lady I spoke to in the fraud department sounded as if she was bored to death and didn't care that she was speaking to a customer. Yay Sprint.
Weary vacationer

Monticello, IN

#13 Aug 12, 2008
I also am the lucky recipient of this scam on my cell phone while on vacation. I came into town to use the computer at the library to find out it is a scam before I called back this number with an unfamiliar name. I guess I can report it and hope they don't bill me for the text message, but I wonder if it is all worth the time.
complaint

Bridgman, MI

#14 Aug 12, 2008
i've gotten this text three times. twice today and once a week ago. i have sprint, too.
The Open Cubicle

Florham Park, NJ

#15 Aug 13, 2008
dbuck wrote:
any info on this scam email me at [email protected]
If your text told you to call any of the numbers below, ask your provider for credit.

http://www.opencubicle.net/content/2008/06/26...
Jason Texan

Spring, TX

#16 Aug 15, 2008
My text reads as follows:
"Subject: NOTIFICATION Your EPPICard account is closed due to unusual activity, please call us immediately at the toll free number: 17273889587"
I have never had an EPPIC account. Hope this helps.
annoyed guy

San Antonio, TX

#17 Aug 16, 2008
i have sprint as well, maybe these scammers unfortunately hacked into sprints list of numbers or something. i got the text to call 17273889587. of course you have to be a complete idiot to actually do it. i laughed. then i thought, holy crap this may be serious. everyone should be paying close attention to their phone accounts/bank accounts and be cautious of any suspicious activity. notify the carrier/bank immediately as im sure they want to help you.
Matthew Kee

Englishtown, NJ

#18 Aug 17, 2008
annoyed guy wrote:
i have sprint as well, maybe these scammers unfortunately hacked into sprints list of numbers or something. i got the text to call 17273889587. of course you have to be a complete idiot to actually do it. i laughed. then i thought, holy crap this may be serious. everyone should be paying close attention to their phone accounts/bank accounts and be cautious of any suspicious activity. notify the carrier/bank immediately as im sure they want to help you.
I doubt it. If anything, an employee sold the numbers or they are using the following. [email protected] .com

just start from 0000000000 all the way to 9999999999.
Matthew Kee

Englishtown, NJ

#19 Aug 17, 2008
Read how to block cell phone spam and texts
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/36719...
ELE

Springer, OK

#20 Jan 24, 2012
dbuck wrote:
I am a victum too. they stole 638.48 from me. I filed a clam and I was denied. What do we do.
CONCTACT YOUR LOCAL DA OFFICE.
ELE

Springer, OK

#21 Jan 24, 2012
Conctact your local DA's office.

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