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Area police warn of new bank scam PDF Print E-mail

The Eagle River Police Department was notified Thursday of a scam specific to the North Woods area.

Local residents have been receiving phone calls indicating that their debit cards issued by Nicolet National Bank (formerly Mid-Wisconsin Bank) have been suspended due to the recent name change of the bank.

The caller then asks the individual to confirm their debit cards number and expiration date in order

to reactivate the account, according to authorities.

 

The Eagle River Police Department warned against giving the individuals any account information.

Those who have received these phone calls and did give out information should contact their bank immediately and take any necessary action to safeguard their accounts, said police.

They also may contact the Eagle River Police Department at (715) 479-1941.

Thursday, September 05, 2013 2:58 PM
Last Updated on Friday, September 06, 2013 2:27 PM
 

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0 #3 2013-09-15 09:29
James,
SO way back when in the 1970's Ma Bell provided a log of ALL phone calls made on your line.I do not remember if there were private numbers back then ,but I bet she knew all of the private numbers Identities.Then in the 1980's pagers were tracking your movements and could alert you to local specials.Not many remember the pager specials because the cell phones exploded.So the phone companies certainly know a lot more...Do not be nieve.
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-1 #2 2013-09-07 17:17
@ carl - i'm afraid your expectations of "law enforcement" are way, way too high.
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+2 #1 2013-09-06 18:16
So with the NSA is logging all phone records,why aren't the perpetrators locked up already. Even without the NSA records why hasn't the Police department gotteb the phone records to see who has been making the calls.Odd, with all the technology that law enforcement gets , they still can't do anything..??!!!. Catch the people breaking into the downtown stores yet? Or are you racking up miles on that new police car..
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