Hot Springs Police Phone Scam Alert

Hot Springs -- Hot Springs police are warning people about a phone scam that cost one woman thousands of dollars.

A 77-year-old woman called police saying she received a call from someone claiming to be an employee of AT&T.

Police say the caller told the woman she had a delinquent bill and they needed her debit card number to resolve it.

After receiving her debit card information, the suspect used her card on approximately 10 separate transactions.

The victim was scammed out of a total of $1,600.

She told police the transactions were made in Alabama and Tennessee between June 3 and June 9.

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