Bank phone scam circulates town

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Residents received automated calls claiming to be from a bank

By Special to the Monitor

Residents of Los Alamos and surrounding areas are receiving automated calls to their cell phones claiming to be from their financial institution. These automated phone calls are a scam.

The automated call indicates that your account has been suspended or compromised and then asks for the customer’s ATM or debit card number and PIN.

The phone calls are NOT from a financial institution.

You should never provide personal information or account numbers over the phone unless you originate the call and know to whom you are speaking.

If you received a call and provided any information please contact your financial institution or the card provider whose phone number may be listed on the back of your card.