(CNN Money) Be on the lookout for a recent $9.84 charge on your debit or credit card. It might be part of a massive, worldwide scam.
Thieves are using stolen payment cards to make small charges that could easily go unnoticed. The charges are attributed to generic-looking websites such asEEETsac.com, CEWcs.com and EduAcc.in, which claim to offer customer support services.
The Better Business Bureau, a consumer protection group, put out a national alert about the scam on Monday. The organization urged people to closely monitor past and current credit card statements and to call the actual card-issuing banks to resolve the issues.
It’s not yet clear how widespread the fraud might be or how and when the affected credit card numbers were stolen. The Better Business Bureau and the nation’s two major credit card companies, Visa (V, Fortune 500) and MasterCard (MA,Fortune 500), weren’t immediately able to provide numbers.