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KSP warns about a new kind of scam

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky State Police said bank customers need to be on the lookout for a new kind of scam.

Scammers have been sending fraudulent text messages telling customers their credit or debit cards have been deactivated.

The target of the scam is then asked to give their 16-digit card number when calling the number in the text message.

Police said people should never give personal information over the phone unless they have first called to ask for specific services. They also advise if any suspicious activity occurs to report it to the bank.

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