Law enforcement agencies are warning the public about a phone scam in northeast Iowa. The caller asks people to verify their debit card number in order for the card to remain active. The calls have been coming from an area code of 601 or 714. Authorities are reminding residents to never give out personal information, including debit or credit card information over the phone.
If a person believes they have been a victims of such as scam, they should immediately call their bank. The cases have been reported this week in Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.
Contributed by Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein