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Attorney General Jackley warns businesses of credit card scam

PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley Thursday warned business owners to be cautious of a telemarking scam that begins with the potential customer seeking to purchase various retail items with a credit card. Several lumber suppliers have been subject to this scam.

The scam begins with a telephone call to the business for a direct retail purchase with a credit card, typically a large quantity or number of items. Once the sale is completed the scammer will call back to cancel the sale, but will request that the refund be placed on a different credit card than what was used at the time of the original sale.

If you have been a victim of this scam or need additional information contact the Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or email at consumerhelp@state.sd.us.

-Source: Attorney General's Office

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