Suffolk County police warned residents of the county to beware an identity theft scam that involves e-mails or text messages indicating that their credit union debit card had been closed and to contact the credit union at a specific phone number to have it reopened. The customer would need to supply their account number and PIN. Of course, its a scam designed to get the customers' account numbers, PINs and, ultimately, their cash.
This scam is nothign new. Be wary of any e-mail, text message or phone call that tries to get your account number, PIN or Social Security number. If legitimate, the person contacting you should already have this information.