Local law enforcement agencies are urging the public to be on the lookout for an ongoing scam.
Authorities say folks have been getting automated phone calls from someone claiming to represent Hoosier Hills Credit Union. During these calls, folks are being told that their bank card has been deactivated and they need information including account and other numbers to get your card reactivated. This is a scam. Authorities are advising folks to never give out their information via telephone regardless of who is calling. Folks are also asked to keep an eye on their bank statements.
The calls are not able to be traced because authorities say the number is an overseas number although the area code is in Nevada. If you have been a victim, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. They do ask that you only call them if you have given out information.
Now this is not the first time a local financial institution has been involved in such a scam. Customers with German American Bank were part of a similar scam a few years back according to law enforcement officials. That scam even involved text messages. So far, authorities say no text messages have been involved in this scam.