Wells Fargo Credit Card Scam Gets Local

Area residents are being hit this week with a phone scam regarding Wells Fargo credit cards.  In some instances, the caller states the credit card has been deactivated and needs personal information in order to prevent a cancellation or additional fees. Denise Carder, Marketing & Operations Officer for Valley National Bank in Lamar said her bank has received a number of phone calls relating similar events.   

Carder suggested that we should be aware of any calls you might get stating that they are from Wells Fargo.  This is a fraudulent phone call; they are trying to get personal information including social security numbers and account numbers.  Please remember that your financial institution will never ask you for your personal information, they already have that information.  Never give out your personal information to anyone calling you on the phone.  This seems to be wide-spread; several people in Lamar have received this call or have given out their personal information.    

Anyone having any doubts should contact their credit card company or bank directly before issuing any personal information to an unknown caller.



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