UPDATE: Davenport Police Capt. David Struckman, in a news release this morning, said investigators have information on phone numbers that have been used to call potential scam victims and the cases involving actual losses are being investigated.
Federal agencies also are involved in the investigations so persons who have received phone calls concerning their bank accounts, but did not give out any information, need not contact the police department.
Bettendorf police are warning the public of a scam making the rounds in the Quad-Cities.
Police say people have reported receiving phone calls requesting bank account information from local banks. These automated recordings state the victim’s account was locked, then prompts the listener to press 1 and then begin entering account information/PIN number.
The calls came from area codes 559, 318, and 678. Some of the cellular phones read “unknown number,” so it is possible that other area codes are being used, police said.
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American Bank and Trust and Wells Fargo customers received the calls but other banks may be targeted.
The public is warned not to give personal information over the phone and to your bank to verify if the phone calls are legitimate.