Everyday in East Texas, there are numerous scamming attempts. Just a daily look at area police reports will bear that out. There always seems to be someone reporting that their financial information was compromised or that someone tried to get secure information through a phone call.
Police don't know how they got them all, but two women from Texas are in big trouble for having hundreds of retail and gift cards that had been stolen from other customers. The good news is, in a month or two it's going to be a lot harder for thieves to get use stolen card info.
The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.