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Tallahassee Police Warn Residents About Fraudulent Texts

Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee Police are warning residents to be wary of suspicious text messages asking for personal information.  Police say some citizens have reported receiving text messages purportedly coming from Bank of America. The message tells the recipient the bank has detected possible fraud related to their account and gives them a number to call beginning with the area code 406. The number rings to an automated service that asks callers to give personal information including their debit card numbers. Police are urging residents not to respond to these messages or provide any personal information to anyone making a similar request. Those who worry they have been the victim of fraud should contact their credit card company or bank.