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Residents in the QCA, including KWQC employees have reported receiving strange automated phone calls on Thursday morning, September 26, 2013.

The Bettendorf Police Department has labeled this as another phishing phone scam.

Officials say various Quad City banks and credit unions have contacted local law enforcement agencies after receiving calls from customers.

The way it works is customers would receive a phone call, either on their landline or cell phone, from someone claiming to be from their bank or credit union.

They are then told that their bank card has been deactivated and they need to enter or say their 16 digit card number and pin number to reactivate the card.

Officials remind bank and credit union customers not to give out personal information, including bank and pin numbers over the phone.

They say if you received this type of call and gave your card and pin information, contact your bank immediately and then the police.