• Vt. attorney general warns of debit card scam
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | August 27,2013
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    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers not to respond to calls or texts about a debit card problem.

    The office’s Consumer Assistance Program says it has received a number of reports of fraudulent telephone calls and texts indicating that the consumer’s debit card number has been locked and that the consumer should call a Vermont phone number.

    Officials say this is a scam to try to obtain confidential personal information. Consumers should not respond to the text messages or call the numbers provided in the messages. Consumers who have responded should contact the financial institution that issued the debit card immediately to protect their accounts.

    Those with concerns can email the Consumer Assistance program at consumer(at)uvm.edu, or call 800-649-2424.
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