Area Residents Report MasterCard Debit Card Scam


Several area residents have reportedly received automated telephone calls from an unknown caller stating that their debit card has been locked. They are then instructed to push buttons on the telephone to “unlock” the card. The calls do not appear to be from any particular bank but do specifically reference a “debit MasterCard.” If you get such a call, do not press any buttons, as it may make your account vulnerable to hacking. Instead hang up and call the bank through which your card is issued to make sure everything is in order with your account.