Caller Warns of Wal-Mart Mailing Scam


WKVI news has received word of a new scam using a popular discount store chain as a ploy to access people’s money. If you get a card or letter in the mail stating that you’re set to receive a $100 credit from Wal-Mart but need to pay $4.19 to claim it, throw it in the trash.

When you call the number, the person on the telephone asks you to pay the fee by credit card. Wal-Mart officials say they are not offering any such promotion and will not honor any cards or letters that customers bring in. Additionally, giving your credit card number to someone you don’t know gives them access to your financial information and could make you the victim of identity theft.