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Residents Hit By Phone Scam In New Bedford

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“Robo-calls” are apparently to blame for the latest in a series of scams in the Greater New Bedford area.

Dozens of residents report receiving phone calls over the weekend, where a recorded message would claim to be a local bank representative saying there was a problem with the customer’s debit card.

Bristol County Savings Bank President Patrick Murray tells WBSM News it’s easy to be deceived by this tactic.

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Police and banks advise recepients of these calls to never provide any account information to any caller or via e-mail and contact police or your financial institution about these calls.

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