The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 26, 2013

Joplin police warn of phone scam involving debit cards

Joplin police are alerting residents of a recent scam that seeks information about their bank accounts and debit card information.

According to a release from Lt. Brian Lewis, several Joplin residents have reported receiving automated phone calls advising that their debit cards were about to be deactivated. The call then requests that the individual enter the account number to keep the card active, police said.

Police said residents should never give their account information over the phone. Anyone receiving this type of call should hang up and contact his or her bank to verify it, police said.

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