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Police warning residents of phone scam

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Gazette Staff
February 26, 2009
— The Brodhead Police Department is warning Green and Rock county residents with the 897 telephone prefix to guard their banking information.

Since Sunday, police have received more than 80 complaints from people saying they received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Bank of Brodhead or the Sugar River Bank, according to a news release from Police Chief Thomas Moczynski.


The person asked for account information for “security or activation” of accounts, the release said.


Police caution people to never give personal or financial information over the phone or by e-mail.


Those who receive a similar phone call should, if possible, note the caller’s phone number and then contact their bank and local police department to report the call, the release said.


The calls are being placed to residents in Brodhead, Orfordville and Albany.



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