Residents reporting cell phone scam
Friday, April 18, 2014 7:57 AM
Decorah Police Department dispatchers have received several calls from area residents who are reporting they received calls on their cell phones from an automated system.
When they answered the call, they were told their account has been locked. The caller then instructed the recipient of the call to press 1 to unlock their account. If the recipient follows that instruction, they would be asked for a bank account number. According to Decorah Police, the reporting parties did the correct thing and all hung up the cell phone to disconnect the call, not providing any personal or account information.