Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Local Bank Warns Of Potential Scam

No one has fallen for it yet, but a local bank reported to the Cookeville police department this week that several of its customers have been getting automated phone calls, which appear to be an attempt to get personal financial information. The bank says the robo-call tells the would-be victim that their debit cards have been cancelled by mistake and that they must press 1 and enter their debit card number to resolve the situation. A representative of F and M bank on South Willow Avenue told police that even the bank had been contacted by the scammers, but also said that no one from the bank would ever call and ask for account numbers or debit card information. They said no one should ever give that information out over the phone.