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Warning About a New Telephone Scam


Campbell Co., VA - There's a phone scam that you need to know about. This time, it's using the Beacon Credit Union to lure you in.

The Campbell county Sheriff's Office says lots of people in the northern part of the county started getting calls Tuesday from someone claiming to be a representative of Beacon Credit Union. They're asking anyone who picks up for personal information.

Officials say they have three active cases open in their office right now where accounts have had money taken from them. But they say none of the transactions were made in Virginia.

Investigators say they have no way to track how many calls have been placed in the area, but their feedback leads them believe that there have been a lot of these calls.

Some have had a 919 area code and others come up as "unavailable."

The main thing to keep in mind is that financial institutions will never call you for your account information.

"They will never ask you for your account number, your social security number, your date of birth or any personal information. No matter what number pops up, even if it appears that it's from your bank, the rule of thumb is, if they start asking for that information, you just hang up," said Sr. Investigator Mike Milnor.

After that, officials say to call your bank to verify if there is a problem and if they called.

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