Police warn about bank scam


From Staff Reports

Friday, February 9, 2018

Rocky Mount police are passing along a warning issued by local banks about a scam that is making the rounds in the area.

Police said in a statement that banks recently have experienced an impostor caller with a West African accent calling on multiple customer accounts from 708-837-0652. The suspect has the personal information of the customer and requests the account balance. The suspect then would call back and use the victim's personal information with the debit card number to reset the PIN. Within an hour or two of the PIN reset, a counterfeit card and PIN were attempted to be used for money order purchases.

In one case, a counterfeit card was attempted to be used in two states around the same time.

Police are reminding residents to never give personal information to anyone on the telephone. 

“If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be from your bank, contact a local branch to find out if there is a problem with your account,” police warned.