Scammers target Mississippi bank customers | Crime
(WMC-TV) – The crooks behind a debit card scam which first made headlines last week are expanding their reach, according to officials in Mississippi.
Originally, the scammers fraudulently claimed to represent BancorpSouth and asked customers to verify their debit card information.
However, now Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned that the con-artists have begun using the names of other banks.
The callers claim to be representatives of either BancorpSouth, Renasant Bank and Community Bank.
"These calls came from a variety of numbers including 'private' numbers and asked consumers to give information including their debit card expiration dates and other confidential information in order to ‘re-instate” or “validate" your debit card,” Presley said. "Consumers who gave out any of their information should immediately contact their bank."
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