Easy Ways to Avoid Credit Card Scam Hell



NEW YORK (TheStreet) — A bank scam the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency warned about on Friday illustrates how scary it can be out there, but consumers can easily avoid this type of trap by doing a little homework.

The OCC — the primary regulatory for nationally chartered commercial banks — on Friday said “an entity entitled Freedom Gold Club is claiming to be associated with a national bank named Freedom 1st National Bank. Freedom 1st National Bank is not authorized by the OCC pursuant to federal law to conduct business as a national bank.”

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