Police department warns residents against newest cell phone scam

Texts were circulating around mid-Missouri on Tuesday, informing people they needed to contact Central Bank Trust about their account. The texts were scams, according to the Fulton Police Department.

The text gave a number for customers to call and when they called, Fulton Police Lt. Andre Cook said a recording told them the call would be recorded for customer service and “to better serve you, please enter your 16-digit card number.”

Cook warned against giving out personal information.

“Never give personal information over the phone unless you give it to a confirmed source,” Cook said.

According to Cook, a handful of people called Fulton police regarding the texts. He said the bank was informed.

“They were aware of one of the numbers and that it was a scam,” Cook said. “The security department within Central Bank has taken measures to eliminate one of the numbers and are working on the same with the second number.”

If anyone has questions, they should contact the local law enforcement agency for their area or Central Bank.

People who receive the fake texts are being asked to call (303) 495-5257 and (856) 513-0941.


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