Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 15, 2012 11:01 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving reports of a scam attempt being received by text message. Capt. David Shaffer said local residents have received the text:

“8133825912 CES C.U. NOTICE: Your card has been DEACTIVATED. Please contact us at 740-326-2551.”

“This is a scam and CES is not connected in any way,” Shaffer said. “This is not limited to CES, because this type of message has been sent out with other financial institutions’ information as well. We do not have anything that indicates any information from CES customers has been compromised. Some of the persons receiving the message are not even CES customers.”

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