Hamilton police alert of bank scam


POSTED: 2:21 PM Jul 24 2013   UPDATED: 3:00 PM Jul 24 2013
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Hamilton, MONT -

The following is a posting on the Hamilton Police Department's Facebook page:

On 7-23-13 just after 9:15 am, numerous citizens began to receive text messages and phone calls purporting themselves to be Farmers State Bank.

The text messages asked people to call a number with a 210 area code. Upon calling this number or answering the call, a recording advises that your debit card has been locked then instructs you to enter your card number and information to unlock the card.

Farmers State Bank has been contacted and we are working with the FBI to stop the activity as soon as possible.

This scam is not limited to Farmers State Bank customers. If you or someone you know have received a call and entered card information, please contact your bank immediately.