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October 06, 2009

Suffolk County, NY alerted to identity theft scam

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.

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