SCAM ALERT: Text message claims your credit card has been declined

SCAM ALERT: Text message claims your credit card has been declined
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POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 6:14pm

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii wants our partners to be aware of a new scam circulating in the area.

It starts with a text message explaining your card has been declined. They then ask that you contact a specific number. They will most likely ask for personal information and/or money at that point. Do not respond or send money because it is a scam. If you have concerns, contact your bank directly.

There have been two police reports filed so far.

If you receive a text message requesting the above, or anything similar, please contact the Thibodaux Police Department at (985) 446-7279.

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