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Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam Jul 23, 2022

Scam Type

Bank/Credit Card Company Imposter Scam

Business Name Used

Honeydue

Date Reported

Jul 23, 2022

Victim Postal Code

97212

Total Dollars Lost

$0.00

Scam Description

I received a Visa debit card in the mail today with my name on it, unsolicited. I assumed that it was a prize for one of the promotions in which I have participated. I called the number that came with the card to activate it. I wanted to know the balance that was on the card. The sheet that came with the card invited me to use the “Honeydue App”, so I downloaded the app, but when I opened the app I couldn’t figure out how to access the card. So I found the website for the company, but I couldn’t figure out how to access the card there either. So I called the customer service number on the card: 855-460-6639 and asked what the balance was. I was told that the balance was ZERO ($0). I asked why I was sent a debit card with the ZERO balance, but the customer service representative said that they didn’t have the information. So I asked them to close the account, and after putting me on hold for a few minutes, they told me that the account had been closed. I looked at their website a little longer and realized that this was a marketing ploy! But it should be illegal to send someone a debit card with their name on it without their permission!