Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota business owners of a telemarking scam that begins with a potential customer seeking to purchase various retail items with a credit card.
Jackley says several lumber suppliers have been subject to this scam.
It begins with a telephone call to the business for a direct retail purchase with a credit card, typically for a large quantity or number of items. Once the sale is completed, the scammer will call back to cancel the sale but request that the refund be placed on a different credit card than what was used at the time of the original sale.
Jackley says that businesses need to proceed with caution when answering unsolicited phone calls, emails or text messages, even from potential customers.