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Call scam targets Nebraskans

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LINCOLN – Attorney General Bruning issued a consumer alert for Nebraskans to be wary of scam phone calls from (206) 958-8754 that instruct receivers to reactivate a suspended or compromised debit card.

The Attorney General's Office has received seven reports of this scam on Friday.

"If you didn't initiate a phone call, you don't know who is on the other end," said Bruning. "Personal information like bank, debit or credit card numbers should never be given to unknown people or businesses."

Calls from the number instruct receivers to input their debit card number for reactivation. Once a scammer has access to a consumer's account information, it can be used to make fraudulent purchases or withdraw money from the account.

Nebraskans who have responded to this scam are encouraged to use a trusted number to contact debit card issuers immediately. In addition, notification should be filed with the three major credit bureaus – TransUnion, Experian and Equifax.

For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division at ago.ne.gov or 800-727-6432.

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