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Scammers target debit card users

3 years 2 months 4 weeks ago March 25, 2014 Mar 25, 2014 Tuesday, March 25 2014 March 25, 2014 9:11 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: AE Stevenson

BATON ROUGE - Banks in Louisiana are sending a warning to customers about scammers calling to get personal information.

The telephone scam is the latest trend thieves are using to rip bank information from people who utilize debit card services.

Tuesday, MidSouth Bank warned about this trick. Targets have also received emails.

There are ways to protect yourself from crooks looking to get access to your account.

* Never provide personal information over the phone unless it is from a verified source.
* Do not press options or give out account numbers.
* Monitor accounts online regularly to confirm all charges and transactions are correct.

To report possible scams, contact local law enforcement and your bank. Provide officials with the contact information the possible scammers used to get in touch with you.

If you have already given out information to an unverified source immediately file notice with law enforcement and contact your bank. They can assist with further action on who you should contact if your information has been compromised.

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