Longview, Texas (KETK) — The Longview Police Department wants to make local residents aware of a banking scam occurring in the Longview area.
Several customers from East Texas Professional Credit Union have received information that their debit/credit card numbers have been compromised. These customers are told they need to contact another number, (903) 686-0462, to get a new card. When the number is dialed a recorded message instructs them to enter their 16 digit account number. Once the number is entered the phone simply hangs up.
Police remind citizens to never give out any personal information unless they choose to contact the business or residence.
If you feel like someone is trying to scam you call the main number for the bank listed in the local phone book, not on the internet.