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Locals Report Possible Phone Scam

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several KOLR 10 viewers said they were wary about mass text messages sent out overnight.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several KOLR 10 viewers said they were wary about mass text messages sent out overnight.

The messages were apparently sent from a local 417 exchange late Saturday Feb. 8 and early Sunday Feb 9. An Internet search of the number shows several complaints.

One viewer said the message was an alert about a frozen account attached to a debit card and gave a phone number to call back. Callers are then met with a recording that asks for personal information.

Better Business Bureau representatives say no one should give personal information over the telephone, especially if it is being solicited from an unknown number.


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