In December, local residents began receiving phone, e-mail or text messages that had warnings of closed or compromised accounts. The numbers people were told to call were often fake and sometimes were even numbers to legitimate businesses.
Robert Smyth, marketing and business development director at Coosa Valley Federal Credit Union, said they have received new reports of individuals getting the scam messages, and have notified many customers of the issue through e-mail.
Were hoping that from the last time, all of our membership got a hold of this information, he said. They should never, ever give out personal information.
Officials with Northwest Georgia Credit Union said they began hearing about the resurgence of the scam on Friday.
The best way to combat this scam is to not give out your personal information, Director of Financial Services Dana Gallagher said. The reason the scammer continues to do this is because it works. People are caught off guard, so they continue to give out information.
Financial institution officials said that anyone who has given out personal information should call their financial institution immediately to cancel their debit or credit card.
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