Police and Banks Warn of Phone Scam

On Friday, local banks and police began warning residents and customers of a phone scam.

Skook News has received numerous reports of phone scams occurring around the county.  Our followers have stated that they receive a phone call from someone saying they are from an area bank and they inform the person that their card has been captured and they then proceed through instructions for them to receive a new card.

Through the process they ask for your card number and expiration date.

Area banks reported they will never call you and ask you for information.

Anyone receiving these kind of calls should call their local police.  If you did give out your information to one of this calls, you should call your bank immediately.

Some local banks have already made announcements regarding this.

The Hidden River Credit Union has warned it's customers through it's Facebook page
Members have reported a scam of an automated phone call stating that the member's card has been captured and to press one and follow the steps to get the card activated again. They ask for the card number and expiration date. HRCU would never call and ask a member for their card number. If you have been a victim and did release your card information please call one of our branch locations as soon as possible to capture your card and order a new one. 570.622.3399 or 570.366.8800.
The Minersville Borough also posted the following
A reported a scam of an automated phone call stating that people's debit/bank card has been captured and to press one and follow the steps to get the card activated again. They ask for the card number and expiration date. Banks would never call and ask a member for their card number. If you have been a victim and did release your card information please call your bank as soon as possible to capture your card and order a new one.
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