KSP warns of new phishing phone scam targeting Etown area

KSP warns of new phishing phone scam targeting Etown area

KSP warns of new phishing phone scam targeting Etown area

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by WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 10:29 AM

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police and the Cecilian Bank are warning residents of the latest phone phishing scam.

Police said scammers are attempting to obtain credit/debit card numbers, as well as the pin numbers to access victims' bank accounts.

The scam is an automated call and victims will hear a recorded voice stating their bank debit card has been canceled. Victims will receive another call later from a live person asking for victims' 16 digit card number and their pin number.

According to a press release, the call shows up on a cell phone's caller ID as 499.

Police said if you do answer one of the calls hang up and immediately call your banking center.


KSP would also like to remind all residents to never give any personal information, 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 they are requesting.

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