The Marion Police Department has received multiple calls today from area residents, who report receiving a suspicious phone calls. Each call has been largely similar, whereby the caller claims to be from Mastercard or Chase Bank. The caller claims that the person’s bank card has been lost or stolen and asks them to “Press 1” for the security department. Each of the reporting parties indicated that they did not proceed with the call.
The context of these calls appear to be that of a scam and by following the directions and pressing the button, the victim may be subject to unapproved charges to their account. Additionally, the callers may attempt to obtain personal information, including Social Security Number and banking information. If you have a call of this nature, it is advised that you not proceed with the phone call. If you believe that your account information may have been compromised or if you determine that your card may actually be lost or stolen, it is recommended that you contact the appropriate bank that issued to card.
Any questions regarding this matter may be directed to the Marion Police Department at 740-387-2525.