An Albany resident got a bit of a surprise when he went to get a new bank card recently. A scammer immediately called and tried to get him to divulge his new card number.

Roy Poppleton, 86, said he noticed a $100 charge on his bank statement for purchase of Quickbooks Pro. He went into his bank to get the charge reversed and to get a new card issued. The very next day, Poppleton received a call from a man who identified himself as “Mike Watson, with the National Debt Relief Program.”



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“He seemed to know everything from my social security account and my date of birth and everything,” Poppleton told Mid-Valley Media. “He gave me a phone number and he told me to call (him) back when I got my new credit card.”

While the National Debt Relief Program is a real thing, its representatives do not call people up already knowing all of their personal…

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