I received a bogus email, purportedly from VISA, today that informed me that someone had tried to use my VISA card at an ATM in Budapest, Hungary and that the transaction was refused for “security reasons.” However it was suggested strongly that I immediately contact an email address in order to change my PIN for my own protection.
Since I don’t deal directly with VISA, I immediately contacted the financial houses with which I do deal and they both confirmed that there had been no unusal activity on my cards in Hungary or anywhere else.
The security depts. of both places wanted a copy of the email which they will track down and doubtless squelch. However, these things are like the mythical dragon’s teeth. You kill one and a dozen more spring to life.