BBB: Scammers Start Charging Small Fees in Hopes of Getting More of Your Cash

Updated: 01/28/2014 7:39 PM
Created: 01/28/2014 7:08 PM
By: Cassie Hart

If you see a $9.84 charge on your credit card statement you might want to give it a second look.

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are charging stolen credit card numbers with that small amount of money in hopes the owners or the card companies won't notice. They say the amount may change as word gets out.

Other victims say the source of the charge is listed as "customer support" or a website that takes them to a generic landing page promising to refund them 100 percent of their charge.

If you notice a similar charge on your accounts you should contact your bank and request a new card.

The Better Business Bureau says this is not connected to the Target data breach scam, which may have impacted more than 100 million customers.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

30° | 26°
  • Feels like: 22° F
  • Wind: SE 7mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Sat Cloudy
    33° | 30°
  • Sun Cloudy
    35° | 32°
  • Mon Mix of rain and snow
    36° | 30°
  • Tue Chance of a few snow showers
    33° | 22°