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Alert: Text Scam targeting bank information

Friday, August 16, 2019

Posted by Larry Pierce - (318) 510-8088

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Local citizens and businesses are being targeted recently by a text message scam seeking banking information, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

  Recently, citizens of Caddo Parish and surrounding areas have been receiving text messages claiming their bank card has been temporarily locked.  The messages instruct you to call a number provided in the text message to have the card unlocked.  If you call the number, scammers will ask for important bank information such as:  PIN numbers, Social Security number, or other bank information.  Scammers will then use this information to make fraudulent withdrawals from bank accounts.

  CPSO Sgt. Casey Jones (Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force) provided the following tips to citizens to avoid falling victim to these scams:

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Larry Pierce at (318) 510-8088