(August 24, 2012)--Residents of cities and towns across Central Texas including Rosebud, West, Waco, Hewitt and McGregor are reporting a scam that has targeted the area over the past 48 hours.
The residents received either robocalls or personal calls from someone purporting to be a bank employee who told them their debit cards had been blocked or aren’t working.
The callers ask for personal identifying information including debit card numbers, which banks say they already have and wouldn’t need to ask for.
In Rosebud alone, at least 40 residents received the call.
A woman in Hewitt who received a call said she doesn’t use a debit card.
While many residents reported that the caller claims to be with Bank of America, other banks have been named as well.
Bank of America says it’s not associated in any way with the call.
In previous scam warnings from the Better Business Bureau, residents have been advised never to provide personal information over the phone.
In light of this scam, residents are advised by police to hang up immediately and report the call to their banks and to the bank the scammer is purporting to represent.