SHREVEPORT (KTAL) -- A new debit card scam has hit North Louisiana. The scammers claim to be from Wesla Federal Credit Union.
They send texts or phonecalls, and tell the victim their debit card has been locked and offer a number to call to reactivate it. When the victim calls that number, the caller then asks for their sixteen digit debit card number. If they enter it, locals say the caller then asks for their pin.
The scammers are calling from (425) 998-0475 or (907) 782 - 4069. On your cell phone, the number appears as (253) 638-27, coming from Kent, Washington.
The scammers are attacking Wesla and non-Wesla customers alike. NBC 6 has received calls all weekend about the scam.
Wesla is closed for the holidays but the local company said on its website and Facebook page this is a scam. It urges people not to give out any of their personal account information.
Also, the company said it would never contact customers and ask for their debit card information. The credit union said it has contacted authorities to investigate the matter.
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