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Police department warns residents against newest cell phone scam

Police department warns residents against newest cell phone scam

December 15th, 2010 in News

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.