News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 24, 2013

Clay County sheriff warns of bank card scam

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has received information regarding a scam targeting residents, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

Citizens have been reporting to local banks  that they’re receiving telephone calls asking them to verify banking information or telling them that they need to unlock their credit/debit card.

The number that is showing up on caller ID from these calls is 973-448-2000. The scammers are apparently using caller ID spoofing software to make these calls, as the telephone number the calls appear to be coming from is in fact the number for the township of Foxbury, New Jersey,

The sheriff’s department advises people to always be wary of calls such as this, as banks don’t typically call customers asking for this type of information.

If you received a call such as this and gave any banking information to the caller, you need to contact your bank immediately to ensure funds haven’t been removed from your account.