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Police Warn Of ATM/Debit Card Scam In QCA

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The Dubuque Police are warning citizens of a text messaging scam. They say customers of local financial institutions are receiving text messages saying their ATM/debit card has been deactivated.

The text message tells them to call 309-550-7300 and if they do, they are asked to input their card information.

So far, police say the text messages appear to originate from 309-361-2993, but people are reminded that the incoming/originating number on caller ID or text message can be fabricated to appear as though the call/text is from a legitimate source, and/or to hide the actual number from which the call/text is originating.

Police say preventative measures remain the same with this, and all other types of scams. They say to always take time to verify the source and never provide money, account information and/or personal information to anyone unless you are absolutely positive the request is legitimate.

If you think you've been scammed or if you would like assistance in verifying the authenticity of call, police say to contact your financial institution and/or local law enforcement.

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