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Weld County Investigates Numerous Reports Of Credit Card Fraud

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GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)- Weld County seems to be the latest county in Colorado to be targeted by debit/credit card scammers.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office along with other local law enforcement has received numerous reports of fraudulent credit and debit card transactions.

There have been reports of citizens receiving telephone calls where the caller or an automated machine identify themselves as financial institutions in an effort to solicit personal identifying information and account information.

Authorities want to remind anyone receiving the calls to not provide any information over the phone. If you receive a call, hang up and then call the number on the back of your card, your account statement or the number published for your financial institution, do not call the number that may have appeared on your caller ID.

Do not give information to someone who called you, your financial institution already has your account and personal information on file.

The account information of at least 300 Loveland area residents has been compromised and new fraudulent cards containing that account information may have been generated.

It is not known if the fraudulent credit/debit card use in Weld County and Greeley area is connected to the Loveland case. The investigation continues.

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