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Scam text message claims your credit, debit card is locked

One city official is speaking out after text messages between and him and another official are...
One city official is speaking out after text messages between and him and another official are being questioned by the Arkansas Attorney’s office.(KAIT_TV)
Updated: May. 9, 2020 at 4:44 PM CDT
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ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Assumption Parish deputies investigated the source of text messages that claim the receiver needs to dial a provided number to unlock their credit or debit card.

Deputies said after calling the provided number the caller will be prompted to give certain sensitive card information as part of a scam.

They’re encouraging everyone to disregard any of these type messages.

One version of the scam deputies tracked is a text message from a coded number, 1(410)100-014>, which says it’s from Capital One. The message is numbered MSG::7133, deputies said.

The receiver is advised to call phone number 866-598-6294 to resolve an issue that is actually nonexistent.

After calling that number the receiver of the text is asked to type in their credit card information as part of a phishing attempt.

If you are unsure if a message is coming from a legitimate source, contact the company directly through their official website or using an official phone number.

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