Scammer Alert: 714-916-3051 and others

Another cell phone fraud alert, this time from the phone number 714-916-3051.  If you receive any calls or text messages from this number, I recommend that you disregard and delete them.

Here is the message they sent, likely trying to take advantage of the recent news on changes in federal credit card policy:

If you are $10,000 or more in Credit Card Debt, you qualify for our Debt Settlement Program.  Reply “YES” to be contacted today with info.

At best they are trying to recruit people for some exploitative refinancing program, but more likely they’re phishing for personal information to commit identity theft. Do not reply.

Update (March 3, 2010):  Looks like this scammer is operating from multiple phone numbers.  Received a similar message today from 714-861-9714.

If you are $10,000 or more in credit card debt, you can qualify for our Debt Settlement program.  Text “YES” to learn more.