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Phone scam not limited to local Wells Fargo credit card holders

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Scammers have hit the phones to try and steal your identity, and your money.

Sioux City Police are warning customers of a local bank to beware of phone calls claiming their bank-issued credit card will be deactivated. Police say it's a scam!

The automated call says your account will be deactivated "for security reasons". The call then prompts you to enter your credit card number. Police say you shouldn't fall for it.

In fact, Wells Fargo says it would never contact and ask customers to provide personal information, or card numbers, over the phone.

But, the calls may not be limited to Wells Fargo customers. Several fans of our Facebook page have said they don't have a credit card with the bank. Yet, they still got a call.

Police say these scammers are looking for your sensitive information, like social security numbers or credit card numbers, that they can use, or sell. If you've gotten a call, you don't need to contact police. But, check your credit card statements, and report suspicious activity to police. That number in 279-6440.

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