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Fort Dodge Police investigating bank phishing scheme.
Posted: Aug 30 2013 by ppowers

 This week the Fort Dodge Police was notified by two local bank and credit unions of a phone scam occuring in the local area. The Fort Dodge Police Department and area banks and credit unions are warning residents of the latest phone phishing scam. Scammers are attempting to obtain credit and debit card numbers as well as the pin numbers to access victims' bank accounts. During the attempts victims receive a text stating  their bank and credit/debit card has been canceled. Victims are requested to dial a local 9 digit number and voice prompted to enter their 16 digit card number and their pin number. The call shows up on a cell phone's caller ID and appears in this manner:

(CITIZENS CU BANK ALERT)

Your card 49056 has been

SUSPENDED. Please call

515-227-1116 TO reactivate.

 

The Fort Dodge Police Department asks that if you do receive one of the texts do not reply and immediately call your banking center. Law enforcement would also like to remind all residents to never give any personal iinformation, pin numbers, or passwords over the phone to anyone requesting it. If  you are unsure of the source,ask for a call back number so that you may verify the information with your local bank before fulfilling their request. 

If you have any questions call the Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-2323.

 This week the Fort Dodge Police was notified by two local bank and credit unions of a phone scam occuring in the local area. The Fort Dodge Police Department and area banks and credit unions are warning residents of the latest phone phishing scam. Scammers are attempting to obtain credit and debit card numbers as well as the pin numbers to access victims' bank accounts. During the attempts victims receive a text stating  their bank and credit/debit card has been canceled. Victims are requested to dial a local 9 digit number and voice prompted to enter their 16 digit card number and their pin number. The call shows up on a cell phone's caller ID and appears in this manner:

(CITIZENS CU BANK ALERT)

Your card 49056 has been

SUSPENDED. Please call

515-227-1116 TO reactivate.

 

The Fort Dodge Police Department asks that if you do receive one of the texts do not reply and immediately call your banking center. Law enforcement would also like to remind all residents to never give any personal iinformation, pin numbers, or passwords over the phone to anyone requesting it. If  you are unsure of the source,ask for a call back number so that you may verify the information with your local bank before fulfilling their request. 

If you have any questions call the Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-2323.

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