Don't fall prey to fraudulent calls

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - A local woman lost several hundred dollars in a scam involving her debit card.

The woman received an automated call on her cell phone reporting that her card had been suspended and that she needed to call a number to have it reactivated.

Thinking the message was valid, she called and was guided through an automated system to input her debit-card number and personal identification number. Much of the money in the account was quickly withdrawn.

Recipients of such calls should not respond to them and should never provide banking-account information.