Credit card scam targeting Green Country


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Updated: 12/13/2013 10:25 am Published: 12/12/2013 9:28 pm


A credit card scam is spreading across Green Country. People are getting calls asking for their banking information.

One bank in Tahlequah is drawing attention -- their customers and even non-customers have been receiving phone calls asking for credit card information.

FOX23 News spoke with the bank about what they are doing to prevent people from giving out their personal information.

Armstrong Bank is one of many banks being named in a telemarketing scam.

Customers are receiving phone calls asking for their credit card number.

The Oklahoma Banker Association and they said this has been going on for some time.

Armstrong Bank’s senior executive vice president told FOX23 that customers need to know this is a scam.

They also mentioned that all customers should know banks will never call and ask for that information.

FOX23 spoke with people about the scam.

"It happened to my parents and I was able to walk them through how to fix it and not give out personal information over the phone," Crystal Wilder said.

Even though her parents were targeted, Wilder says she isn't worried.

"It does worry me personally because I would know what to do and the steps to follow if it did happen to me," Wilder said.

Others say it doesn't make them feel safe.

"That's pretty scary," Robert Cummins said. "I don't give my info out to anyone."

The bank would like people to know if they do receive the call to just hang up.

First, do not give out any information and talk to your financial institution.

The scam seems to be targeting certain regions and people with a 918 area code.


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Mayor Maynot - 12/23/2013 8:01 PM
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Geeeez if you got the card from the bank then it's a logical deduction that they already have that information!!!
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