Jackson, Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi.
A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake "Credit Union 24 Hour Alert." The messages state that the recipient's "card has been suspended" and they direct the receiver to call a certain number.
Investigators have traced some of the phone numbers provided to locations outside the United States.
Hood says the scam is an effort to retrieve personal information and possibly steal identities.
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