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Indiana Bankers Concerned Over String Of Scams

Last updated on Tuesday, August 5, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Bankers Association are trying to fight off a trio of scams that have been floating around the state, the first two you may have already heard of.

First, calls have been going around from so-called representatives of certain banks, including the Stone City Bank and German American Bank, saying your credit or debit card had been compromised and need you to verify information for them to reinstate it.

Don't do it...they're just trying to get your info.

Then, callers have been posing as officials from the Indiana Department of Financial Instutitions needing your account numbers to verify if they are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Once again, those calls are bogus.

Now, text messages are going out, supposedly from a company called EppiCard, a fraud-watch company. While EppiCard is, indeed, a legitimate company, the number they are leaving in these text messages is not the company's number.

Don't call it.

If you are concerned your personal information may have been compromised, call your financial institutions and local police, especially if you have seen any suspicious activity on your accounts.

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