CRESTVIEW — A concerned resident wants north Okaloosa County residents to watch out for unsolicited calls requesting credit card information.


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CRESTVIEW — A concerned resident wants north Okaloosa County residents to watch out for unsolicited calls requesting credit card information.



The 79-year-old said she received an answering machine message claiming she won a free Walmart gift card. She would need to take a three-minute survey and charge a $2.95 shipping fee to her credit card to claim it.



She was concerned that other senior citizens could be targeted, and immediately called the News Bulletin after receiving the phone call.



Walmart has gift card giveaways, but it would never ask someone for their credit card information over the phone for prize verification, according to the store’s website.



The woman said she doesn't want anyone to be fooled by the scam, especially those who may be attracted to free items in this economy, she said.
"I was just raised to look out for your neighbors," she said.