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Police: Ignore text asking for credit-card number - it's a scam

11:23 AM, Jul. 15, 2013  |  Comments
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The Green Bay Police Department is advising people to be aware of a recent cellphone fraud in the community.

Police have received several complaints from people receiving texts from a 920 number. The texts all read "Bank Alert: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please call 920-569-6444."

When they called the number, people were instructed to enter their 16 digit credit or debit card number and expiration date.

Police are instructing people to not enter any credit or debit card number and to ignore the text.

Authorities that anyone with information about the scam to contact Green Bay police at (920) 448-3208 or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at (920) 432-7867. Crime Stoppers also offers an online contact, www.432stop.com.

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